Women’s cricket ought to have come beneath BCCI earlier, feels Mithali


New Delhi, August 1

Women’s cricket star Mithali Raj has stated girls’s cricket within the nation ought to have come beneath the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) earlier.

Mithali believes that this is able to have given extra monetary safety to the gamers due to which many would not have needed to depart the game on the age of 23 or 24.

Women’s cricket was ruled by the Women’s Cricket Association of India till 2006 when it was merged with the BCCI. “I feel if it had happened 5 years before, it would have been better,” Mithali stated whereas talking on Star Sports 1 Telugu present Girl Power-Sarileru Manakevvaru.

“Many gifted gamers at the moment, due to lack of cash, lack of monetary stability by means of this recreation, they needed to shift to completely different fields. After turning 23-24, dad and mom will ask what’s subsequent? So, being a girls cricketer what are you able to inform dad and mom? I do not earn cash, I’m taking part in for ardour? Nobody will purchase it.

“Because of that reason, a lot of talented people, they had to let go of their profession (cricket). So, at that time if BCCI was there, they would have added an extended career and we would have more pool of players in women’s cricket.” The 37-year-old, broadly thought to be the best feminine cricketer the nation has produced, stated that as a baby she needed to develop into an IAS officer. “Honestly cricket happened to me. It didn’t come by choice. I didn’t choose to get into cricket,” she stated.

“My dad took me to the academy there, whatever transpired, and I was straight away into a full-fledged academy for girls. I was too young to make a choice. If at that time somebody could ask a 10-year-old Mithali, what you want to become, I would have said that I wanted to become an IAS officer. Not a sportsperson, not a dancer. I always felt I had it in me to be an IAS officer.” — IANS



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