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In pics: Meet Mallika Sagar, the auctioneer for WPL 2024 auction

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As the anticipation for the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024 auction reaches its peak, the spotlight turns to the proficient auctioneer, Mallika Sagar Advani. Leading the charge for the second consecutive season, Mallika’s expertise and finesse in managing the bidding war have become synonymous with the prestigious cricketing league.

Auctioneer extraordinaire

Taking on the role of an auctioneer for WPL last season marked a groundbreaking move for Mallika, and this season, she resumes her pivotal position in determining the fate of players as they are auctioned off to the five franchises.

Diverse background

Hailing from Mumbai, Mallika’s professional journey is a blend of art and sports. With a background as an art collector consultant specializing in Modern and Contemporary Indian art, Mallika transitioned into the world of sports, becoming the first woman auctioneer of Indian origin at Christie’s in 2001.

A trailblazing career

 

With nearly 25 years of experience, Mallika has carved a niche for herself in the art world and ventured into sports auctions. Her association with the Pro Kabaddi League in 2021 showcased her versatility, solidifying her reputation as a trailblazer in the auctioneering realm.

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WPL auction 2024 details

In the much-anticipated auction scheduled for Saturday, a total of 165 players will go under the hammer, setting the stage for the upcoming WPL season in 2024. Among the players up for grabs, 104 are from India, while 61 hail from overseas, including 15 women cricketers from associate nations.

Star-Studded roster

The auction promises excitement with marquee players such as Annabel Sutherland, Chamari Athapaththu, Deandra Dottin, and Amy Jones gracing the list of potential acquisitions for the franchises.

As Mallika takes center stage once again, the WPL 2024 auction is poised to be a captivating spectacle, offering cricket enthusiasts a glimpse into the future composition of the league’s dynamic teams.

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This article was first published at WomenCricket.com, a Cricket Times company.

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