Kashmiri female cricketer to represent North India in Mumbai

Selected after outstanding performance in U-23 Women's league

Srinagar, February  18: Kashmiri girls continue to register victories in academics as well as the field. Now a Kashmiri girl Wil represent North Indian team after outstanding performance  in U-23 Women’s League Tournament.
Rubia Sayeed of Badasgam Anantnag was selected in North Zone Women’s’ team of India and will play inter-zone tournament being organised by BCCI at Mumbai.  North  Zone Team comprises of players from Delhi,  Punjab,  Haryana,  Himachal Pradesh and J&K.
 Rubia Sayeed is the only cricketer from J&K to represent North Zone.
In the qualifying Under-23 Women’s a league tournament at Amritsar Punjab, Rubia scored 160 runs with highest score of 82 runs in the inaugural match  played against host team Punjab.
Coach of the women cricketer,  Sakeena Akhtar praised the cricketer and said that despite limited resources available to the Women Cricketers,  she performed well.  Sakeena said the players couldn’t  practice this year owing to unrest last year and said if the Cricketers would have practiced last year they would have performed even better and more players could have been selected as there is no dearth of women cricket talent in J&K.  She said if proper infrastructure  is provided to  the women Cricketers they will shine as they are not less than any other cricketer in the state.
She said there is a need to give more promotion to female participation in sports. Although the situation has improved considerably; there is still the need for secure proper facilities to develop women’s sports.


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