Yamuna Trophy women cricket
Ganga XI beat Yamuna XI by 45 runs
The Yamuna Trophy's sixth edition has taken the initiative to include women in the ongoing tourney this year.
The match was played between Ganga and Yamuna, the teams named after two holy rivers of the country.
Mamta Chaudhary skipper Ganga XI won the toss and elected to bat first, they kicked off with some fine fireworks and made 195 runs in stipulated 15 overs. Deepali and Rakhi played well and scored big runs. Chasing the mammoth total, the Yamuna XI with the help of Swati and Tarsem brought the score to 150 runs before the last ball of the 15th over was bowled.
This trophy organised by IMWA (Indian Media Welfare Association) president and senior journalist Rajiv Nishana keeping in view the cleanliness of the Yamuna river in Delhi.
"Women can walk shoulder to shoulder with men in every sphere and can perform even better if given a chance to showcase their talent. Women can keep the river Yamuna as clean as they do their homes," said Sushma Rajiv, who captained the Yamuna XI.
Sanjana Jon, a famed persona from the fashion runway was the chief guest at this mega event. The fashion designer praised the move and hoped that such events motivating the four-wall-confined women would be seen in the days to come.
"Women can wield a bat as comfortably as they roll a belan (roti roller) in the kitchen only if granted an opportunity." Mamta Chaudhary spoke.
The players took part in the game applauded the way the tournament is being organised.
Many more sports are slated to be a part of this banner which is being colossal every year.
The state qualified umpires Madan and Mohit in style put on a great show making the game a great success. The duo stay occupied watching closely the proceedings with every single detail before finalizing a decision.
Syed Wajid, a senior scribe, brought the ball to ball commentary to the viewers.
Syed Wajid Sufi