Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Revolutionizes Women’s Cricket with Inaugural Franchise-Based Tournament: Women’s Maharashtra Premier League (WMPL) 2024

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Pune, 7th April 2024: After the success of Maharashtra Premier League (MPL) 2023, the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA), the governing body for cricket in Maharashtra, today announced the much-awaited Women’s Maharashtra Premier League (WMPL)2024. MCA will be the first association from the BCCI to start a state league for women.


The WMPL will be conducted under the aegis of the Board of Cricket Control in India(BCCI) and will commence on June 24th, 2024, at the iconic MCA International Stadium in Gahunje, Pune.


WMPL 2024 marks a significant milestone in promoting women’s cricket in Maharashtra said Rohit Rajendra Pawar, President of MCA.


“We are dedicated to fostering the growth of cricket and providing an equal platform for talented female cricketers to shine”, he added.


WMPL will feature renowned international and national cricketers from Maharashtra, including Smriti Mandhana, Devika Vaidya, Anuja Patil, Kiran Navgire, and Shraddha Pokharkar as Icon players, adding prestige and excitement to the event.


Pawar further said, to ensure widespread coverage and viewership, WMPL 2024 will be broadcast live on JioCinema and Sports18, reaching cricket enthusiasts across India.


Open auction for WMPL teams with 3 Crores as base price for 3 years as per MPL, so no discrimination between men and women.


Highest paid team will get priority to select icon player of choice.


A total prize money of Rs. 20,00,000/- awaits the winners of WMPL 2024, with Rs.10,00,000/- for the runners-up, rewarding their outstanding performances.


As per BCCI regulations, prospective team/franchise owners must have their registered o_ice/place of business within Maharashtra.


Interested parties can download the Expression of Interest (EOI) form from the MCA website (, Mr. Pawar added.


Key Dates:

• EOI and Information Document available on MCA website – 7th April 2024

• Teams to send Expression Of Interest (EOI) for team on email – 24th April, 2024

• Open Auction for buying teams – 27th April, 2024

• Auction for players – 11th May 2024

• Start date of league – 24th June 2024


Interested parties must log on to submit their ‘Expression of Interest’ (EOI) in the given format (attached below) via email to [email protected] and confirm the same by sending a message on WhatsApp to 9890263111 (Rajesh Rane, Tournament Director) before 5 PM on 24th April 2024.