BCCI Unveils WPL Official Mascot-SHAKTI

Jay Shah, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), unveiled the official mascot of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) on Thursday. The WPL’s official mascot is called ‘Shakti,’ and she wears a blue jersey and resembles a tigress.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Capitals named Australia’s World Cup-winning skipper Meg Lanning- as it leader while India’s star batter Jemimah Rodrigues will be her deputy. Lanning is the third Australian cricketer to be named captain by WPL teams with Beth Mooney set to skipper Gujarat Giants and Alyssa Healy taking charge of the UP Warriorz.

“It is a very proud moment for me,” said Lanning after being named the Delhi Capitals captain during an event in Mumbai.

“… first to be involved in a franchise like Delhi Capitals and to be named the captain is a huge honour and it is something that l am very much looking forward to.

Lanning has played 132 T20Is for Australia, making 3405 runs. She recently captained the team to their record sixth title win in the T20 Women’s World Cup, where they beat hosts South Africa in the title clash

The inaugural season of Women’s IPL called WPL will kick off on March 4 at the DY Patil Stadium with a showdown between the Gujarat Giants and the Mumbai Indians. It will host a total of 20 league matches and two playoff games over the course of 23 days. The Eliminator will be held on March 24th at the DY Patil Stadium. The Women’s Premier League 2023 Final will be held on March 26th at the Brabourne Stadium.

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