Women T-20 Cricket Tournament starts
The 20-20 Women’s State Level Cricket League matches have started at the Meera Girl’s College Ground today. Teams representing various districts of Rajasthan are participating in the tournament, which is said to be the first ever T-20 Women’s Cricket Tournament organized in the country.
The 20-20 Women’s State Level Cricket League matches have started at the Meera Girl’s College Ground today.
Teams representing various districts of Rajasthan are participating in the tournament, which is said to be the first ever T-20 Women’s Cricket Tournament organized in the country.
Four teams, viz. Ajmer Challengers, Banasthali Royals, Queen XI Mewar and Mewar Warriors will compete and demonstrate their best to grab league championship.
In the first match played today between Banasthali Royals and Ajmer Challengers, Bansthali defeated the Challengers with 10 wickets to spare.
After winning the toss, Banasthali elected to field. Ajmer’s team could not survive the bowling onslaught and crumbled after putting up a score of 61 runs in 12.4 overs. Banasthali’s bowler Chhavi Rajvanshi took 4 wickets while Suman Patel succeeded in taking 3 wickets.
Chhavi was declared Woman of the Match. Likewise, Banasthali’s strong batting line reached the target in 12 overs with openers Katuani Mishra and Chhavi staying put at the crease.
The opening ceremony was done by Vineet Saxena, Ranji player for Rajasthan. The 5-day tournament was initiated by Dr. Ajat Shatru, Level 2 Umpire of Board of Control for Cricket in India and Nirmala Sharma, international Basketball player.
Vidhi Jain, President of Bhopal Nobles College started the oath taking ceremony for the tournament.
Dr. Ajat Shatru, organizer of the event said that “the use of the black side-screen, colored dresses for the players and Umpire and the white leather ball is the first time for any state level Cricket tournament”
Nargis Rathore, Ranji Trophy player; Santosh Sharma, Chandani Jain and Harshita Makwana, members of the Rajasthan Women Cricket team are also participating in the tournament.
The presence of Dr. Madhulika, Ghanshyam Joshi, Kapil Paliwal , Manoj Bhatangar , Match refree Girish Paliwal and Board of Control for Cricket in India commentators, etc. was highly motivating and encouraging for the players.
According to sources, ex-Team India player Ajay Jadeja, Youth & Sports Minister Mangi Lal Garasia and Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar are expected to be present in the closing ceremony, which will be held on 3rd February.inputs by Sohail Khan