Jammu/Oct,24 : Member Administration, J& K Cricket Association (JKCA) Brig Anil Gupta and other key functionaries of JKCA has thanked parents for encouraging girls in Cricket as BCCI (Board of Control For Cricket In India) selected a girl from Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association for U-19 Women’s Challenger Trophy.
In a statement issued on Sunday the Member Administration, J& K Cricket Association (JKCA) Brig Anil Gupta said “I am glad to inform the cricket lovers of J&K that Bawandeep Kaur, a promising swashbuckling, hard- hitting batswoman who recently represented J&K in the National Women’s U-19 Tournament 2021-22 has been selected by BCCI for U-19 Women’s One Day Challenger Trophy 2021-22 to be held at Jaipur from 25th October to 10th November 2021 This good news comes at the heel of the selection of another local player Arya Thakur for the similar format in Men’s U-19 category,” Worth noting is the fact that teams for Challenger Trophy are selected directly by BCCI selectors based on the performance of the players in the national tournament played earlier at
Bhubaneshwar. The J&K team had performed well in that tournament and narrowly missed to qualify for the knockout stage. Bhawandeep’s performance attracted the national selectors’ attention with double -digit
score in all matches including two match- winning half centuries.
Reacting on J&K girl’s selection for U-19 Womens Challenger Trophy Chetan Dhingra, Chief Coach of the Women’s Team said “I had spotted her batting prowess during the trial matches. Apart from quick scoring she could also bat well at any number. I decided to promote her as an opener and she lived up to her potential and promise. She can also bowl right arm off spin. She has a very bright future if she continues to concentrate on
Roopali Salathia, Member of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) said “This is the way to go. Women cricket in J&K has entered a new phase. The talent is being recognized. Women cricketers are also getting facilities and
opportunities similar to the Men.” Mithun Manhas, Member Cricket Operations & Development said “We are determined to bring total renaissance in Women’s Cricket in J&K. I am thankful to the parents who are
encouraging their daughters to take to this fascinating game. The Sub- Committee is exploring the possibility of creating dedicated infrastructure for the women cricket.”
In a note of thanks to JKCA, Bhawandeep wrote, “I’m delighted to know that I have been selected. I will try my best and perform to my potential. I have always dreamt of donning Indian colours and I’ll be keen to perform well and impress the selectors….I have observed that this year the players were selected on the basis of performance. This process of selection was very fair and transparent. I am fully satisfied with the JKCA, its management, selectors and coaches for their efforts to provide quality facilities and opportunities to
the talented cricketers without any interference and external pressure,Thanks Team JKCA.” Bawandeep Kaur belongs to the far-flung Mahore and is the daughter of a school teacher, Sardar Pardeep Singh.