WPL 2023: Former India women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj has been named as mentor and advisor for the Gujarat Giants Women’s Premier League franchise on Saturday. Adani Sportsline group who are the highest bidders of the upcoming tournament said in an official statement that the batting giant will also promote women’s cricket and help develop the sport at the grassroots level in Gujarat.
Mithali’s inclusion massive boost for Gujarat Giants
“The inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League is a fantastic move for women’s cricket and the involvement of the Adani Group is a massive boost for the sport as well. Women’s cricket is growing steadily, and this kind of impetus will undoubtedly encourage young women to consider taking up cricket professionally.”
“I believe that the high-impact participation of corporates will help hasten the process of eventually bringing more glory to India. This level of influence can help strengthen the sporting ecosystem and enhance opportunities for women athletes,” she said.
Mithali’s numbers in T20Is
Mithali has played 89 T20Is for India and has 2,364 runs to her name. She last played a T20I game for India in 2019 against England at home before announcing her retirement from the format.
However, she announced her her retirement from all the three formats in June 2022. Mithali also captained India to runners-up finish at the 2005 and 2017 Women’s ODI World Cups.
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