Former India captain Mithali Raj reportedly is all set to join the Ahmedabad franchise as a mentor for the upcoming inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL).
Recently BCCI introduced five franchises for Inaugural Edition of Women’s Premier League.
Mithali Raj to mentor Ahmedabad franchise in WPL
“Mithali Raj was keen to play but there was lack of interest from the teams. She will now be turning up for the Gujarat team as the mentor,” a source close to News18 Cricketnext told them.
The source as reported by News18 Cricketnext said that Mithali shown keen interest to play in the inaugural edition of the WPL, and she would definitely be a huge pick for any of the franchises, but due to some undue turn of events, things didn’t really work out for Raj so that she could fulfill her desire of playing the WPL. But thankfully, the Gujarat Giants mentorship role just happened to pass by and the right-handed batter has reportedly decided to grab hold of that to get involved in the WPL.
“Yes there was interest from her side to play, particularly for the team based out of Mumbai but things didn’t quite materialise the way she would have wanted and a lucrative role with the Gujarat team came her way,” the News18 Cricketnext’s source added.
Adani Group bought the Ahmedabad franchise with a bid of Rs 1,289 crores, which is the highest bid at the auction held by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on January 25, 2023.