Final Up to date: January 25, 2023, 17:27 IST
Taking ahead its dedication to supporting sports activities for ladies and increasing the MI #OneFamily, Mumbai Indians announce the addition of a really particular franchise – a girls’s cricket crew within the first-ever Ladies’s Premier League (WPL) slated for March 2023. This makes MI’s girls’s crew the fourth MI franchise after Mumbai Indians, MI Cape City, and MI Emirates.
Mumbai Indians gained the bid for the Mumbai metropolis franchise. The Paltan will now have their very own girls’s crew, to cheer and rejoice the identical means that they’ve supported Mumbai Indians for the final 15 years making it essentially the most profitable franchise in Indian sport. The newly launched WPL is ready to be a recreation changer for not solely girls’s cricket in India and throughout the globe but in addition girls sportspersons normally.
Talking on the event, Nita Ambani stated, “With nice pleasure and delight, I welcome our girls’s cricket crew to the MI #OneFamily! It is a historic second for Indian cricket, and we’re delighted to be part of it. India’s girls cricketers have all the time made the nation proud within the world sporting area – be it the World Cup, Asian Cup or the latest Commonwealth Video games! This new Ladies’s League will as soon as once more shine a worldwide highlight on the expertise, energy, and potential of our women. I’m certain our Ladies’s MI crew will take the Mumbai Indians model of fearless and entertaining cricket to a brand new stage altogether. My heartiest congratulations to BCCI on this landmark announcement! It’s going to pave the way in which for increasingly younger girls to take up the skilled sport. At Reliance, we stay dedicated to the wonderful rise of ladies not simply in cricket, however sport normally.”
Akash Ambani stated, “I’m completely satisfied to increase a heat welcome to our girls’s cricket crew, the fourth franchise to affix the Mumbai Indians household. The launch of the Ladies’s Premier League is a historic second and I’m proud that India is on the forefront of this modification. I eagerly look ahead to the upcoming season and am assured that the WPL could have a long-lasting impression on the empowerment of ladies in sports activities. As we deliver the MI expertise and greatest practices into the ladies’s recreation, we look ahead to seeing our girls’s crew excel and encourage future generations of feminine athletes.”
Reliance Basis Sports activities has been specializing in girls in sports activities with larger emphasis on the event of grassroots alternatives, offering elite expertise pathways for ladies and lady athletes throughout athletics, soccer, and cricket through the years. This consists of scholarships for ladies athletes in Olympic sports activities applications offering them with world-class publicity, teaching, coaching, and sports activities and science help.
The Basis has additionally been working on the grassroots encouraging youngsters to take up sports activities and providing equal alternatives to a budding lady and boy cricketers and footballers. The continuing MI Junior, inter-school cricket event for women and boys, has seen participation from over 200 colleges in Maharashtra. Additional, the not too long ago concluded faculty and faculty soccer league by Reliance Basis Youth Sports activities (RFYS) was held throughout 12 states and had 26,000 younger footballers, in boys’ and women’ classes.