Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Inaugural edition of the much-awaited Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2023 will kick-start in Navi Mumbai on Saturday.

A total of five teams will take part in the tournament. Three of those teams are franchises from the Indian Premier League (IPL). UP Warriors and Gujarat Giants are the two new franchises that have joined the women’s version of the competition. A total of 22 matches will be played in the tournament and the final match will be played on March 26.

WPL has become the second most valuable domestic women’s sport competition globally after US professional basketball.

In an interesting move, Venkatesh Prasad and Aakash Chopra have been named in the commentary panel to give their expert analysis. The development seems to have left the fans stunned in view of their recent feud on social media. Both the former Indian cricketers were recently at loggerheads over the selection of struggling opener KL Rahul in the Indian playing XI in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Test series against Australia.

As soon as the announcement was made by the broadcaster, it triggered a flurry of humorous reactions on social media. The unexpected selection of the two former cricketers in the commentary panel was a pleasant surprise to many fans. The development provided an entertaining spectacle for fans.

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