Former India captain Mithali Raj is protecting her choices open for the ladies’s IPL event slated subsequent 12 months — participant or mentor and even proudly owning a workforce. The BCCI not too long ago introduced that the inaugural girls’s IPL will happen in March subsequent 12 months earlier than the boys’s event. “I’m protecting that function open, whether or not as a participant or in a franchise indirectly as a mentor,” she instructed PTI in an interview on Tuesday. “However proper now, nothing is evident, there are 5 groups…how they will do, whether or not it is a bidding or public sale, so till there may be some concrete info, I’m protecting just about all issues open,” mentioned Mithali, who retired from worldwide cricket earlier this 12 months.
Requested if proudly owning a workforce is an possibility, she mentioned, “Perhaps, sure”.
Mithali not too long ago made her debut as a commentator and termed it an “fascinating section”.
“I’m watching cricket from a really completely different optics. I nonetheless do really feel the nerves if it is a tight sport. I nonetheless need to cross that barrier of not feeling these feelings of a participant,” the previous India skipper, who was in Bengaluru for an occasion, mentioned.
“I’m simply testing the waters if I’m apt for commentary. Perhaps after a number of months, I’ll see if I nonetheless have keenness to pursue it.” On attracting extra younger women to take up cricket as a profession, she mentioned the primary version of the under-19 World Cup subsequent 12 months is a serious step ahead and termed it an enormous platform.
Requested what extra must be performed to additional promote girls’s cricket after BCCI’s announcement on equal match charges for its centrally-contracted feminine and male gamers, she mentioned nothing modifications in a single day and there is time for every part.
“At present, one ought to admire the issues which might be bettering and bolstering girls’s cricket increased, whether or not it is match charge, girls’s IPL and Girls’s Beneath-19 World Cup first version subsequent 12 months,” she mentioned, including that the nice modifications which have occurred must be amplified much more.
“That can in all probability result in additional modifications,” she mentioned.
Mithali mentioned she is engaged on her autobiography and is releasing it in the course of subsequent 12 months.
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