Free Press Journal
  • Indian women to tour Sri Lanka for ICC Women’s Championship

    Dubai: The Indian women’s team will tour Sri Lanka from September 11 to 16 for the third round of the ICC Women’s Championship, cricket’s governing body announced on Monday. The bottom four sides in the points table — Sri Lanka, India, West Indies and South Africa — will look to make up ground on Australia, England, Pakistan and leaders New Zealand in the race to qualify for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2021.

  • ‘Telecast of women’s matches essential to create interest in women’s cricket’: Mithali Raj

    New Delhi: India skipper Mithali Raj feels that the interest for women’s cricket has seen a significant rise since the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup and has, therefore, called for telecast of more women’s matches. Speaking to ANI, Mithali said, “There has to be visibility. There have to be matches that are televised because that’s how we can continue the interest we have developed in people to start following women’s cricket.”

  • Video of little girl dressed as Mithali Raj is super cute. Indian captain also thinks so

    With the Independence Day just a few days away, India is gearing up to celebrate 70 years of the historic day. Just four days leading up to the D-Day, schools and colleges across the country organise play, fancy dress events around the patriotic theme. It is a simple way to imbibe our younger generation about India’s struggle for freedom.

  • Jhulan Goswami: After first two games I wanted the coach to drop me

    Kolkata: Indian women’s team fast bowler Jhulan Goswami today revealed that she was so upset with her performance in the first two matches of the Women’s World Cup, that she asked the coach Tushar Arothe to “drop” her. However, Arothe not only backed the lanky pacer from Bengal but also got full support from captain Mithali Raj, and eventually, Jhulan turned out to be instrumental in India’s runners-up finish at Lord’s last

  • Harmanpreet set to become DSP

    Chandigarh : Cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur, whose steller innings against Australia steered India into the ICC Women’s World Cup final, may soon don khaki as the Punjab government has initiated the process of inducting her as a DSP in the state police.

  • For Mithali Raj, 2005 World Cup was ‘more memorable’

    Hyderabad: Mithali Raj, who led Team India to the finals of the recently-concluded ICC Women’s World Cup in England, says that 2005 edition of the prestigious quadrennial tournament is more memorable for her because at that time the team did not have access to best of facilities and so making it to the finals was a far bigger achievement. India had missed out on winning their maiden Women’s World Cup title in 2005 when

  • Sachin Tendulkar echoes PM Modi’s praise for women’s cricket team

    New Delhi: Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi in praising the Indian women’s cricket team, which recently finished runners-up in the ICC World Cup in England. Modi had on Sunday’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ said that the Mithali Raj-led side may have lost the World Cup, but they managed to win the hearts of 125 crore people.

  • Women In Blue: Deepti Sharma aims to add R Ashwin’s ‘carrom ball’ to her armoury

    New Delhi: It is very rare to come across spin bowling variations in women’s cricket, but all-rounder Deepti Sharma, fresh from her brilliant performance in the just concluded ICC Women’s World Cup, is now focussed on developing a ‘carrom’ ball, mostly used by the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin and Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis.

  • Post 50-over success, Captain cool Mithali says India must play more Tests

    New Delhi: T20s and one-dayers are the formats driving women’s cricket forward but it is only the ultimate challenge of playing Tests that will help India produce more world-class players, said skipper Mithali Raj who has played just 10 Tests in an 18-year-old career.

  • Biopic on Indian women’s cricket captain, Mithali Raj, in the offing

    Currently, everyone is talking about the Indians women’s cricket team and their wonderful performance in the recently-concluded ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. The brave hearts from India were defeated by the hosts England by just 9 runs in the final. It was this tournament that brought the Indian Women’s cricket team into the limelight. With their best ever performance in the grandest platform of women’s cricket, the women in blue have made

  • Mithali Raj ‘incredible ambassador’ for cricket: Sania Mirza

    New Delhi: Ace tennis player Sania Mirza recently lauded the Indian Women’s cricket team and its skipper Mithali Raj for their excellent performance in ICC Women’s World Cup. Terming Mithali an ‘incredible ambassador,’ the 30-year-old told ANI, “Mithali (Raj) has been performing amazingly for many years; she is an incredible ambassador for the game of cricket.”

  • ICC Women’s World Cup: How Indian women’s team missed a golden opportunity to win the world title

    The ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 came to a riveting end on Sunday at the Lord’s. The final between India and England was played in front of a packed Lord’s crowd. England women’s team fought tooth and nail and won the final by nine runs against a resurgent, fiery Indian women’s team. The finale went down to the wire and at the end of the day cricket was the real winner. Indian eves won

  • ICC Women’s WC: Kin of players proud of their daughters

    Mumbai/Moga: Though the India Women’s Cricket team could not mark victory in the ICC Women’s World Cup final,their families back at their home were seen celebrating their daughters’ brilliant performances. Batswoman Harmanpreet Kaur’s father appreciated the team for making it to the finals and said, “We are very happy. They have made us proud. It’s a big thing that our team played in the World Cup and reached the finals.”

  • Amarinder announces Rs 5 lakh for Harman

    Chandigarh : Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh has announced a cash reward of Rs five lakh for Harmanpreet Kaur for her performance that steered India to the finals of ICC Women’s World Cup.