Beginning of good times for women's cricket in India: Mithali

Jonathan Hernandez
July 27, 2017

Captain Mithali Raj, while speaking to the media said that India should have a Indian Premier League for women so that not only Indian cricketers but even domestic players get exposure. No one knows what happens in the next four years as the next 50-over World Cup is in 2021.

Mithali Raj and Co. were beaten by mere 9 runs in the final of the ICC Women's World Cup, with many considering the run as one of the best in the history of women's cricket. "You must ask this to the players who've just come into the side", said Raj.

Mithali, who has played just 10 Tests in her 18-year long worldwide career also stressed the importance of playing the traditional format, which she termed as "ultimate test" for any cricketer. "Despite ending as runner-ups, I feel that the women's team has won the finals because they have won the hearts of the entire country".

"While it is a happy day for all Indians, it is really a matter of great pride for the Railways specially".

For years now, the honours board would feature only five-wicket hauls and centuries in Test cricket.

It has been learnt that Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai wants a committee to be formed that will look into the pay hike and central contracts of the women cricketers.

"I can proudly say that I have led the team well", Mithali said, summing up her own tournament.

"Our women's cricket team has done exceedingly well and any form of appreciation will be less for them".

Not just that, Mithali and fellow teammate Veda Krishnamurthy were seen dancing in the dug-out during India's crunch semi-final clash against Australia - who were also the defending champions.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday presented cheques of Rs 50 lakh each to the players besides giving away Rs 25 lakh each to the support staff.

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