Jesus & Mary College (JMC) beats Gargi College in the Finals of India’s First Women Cricket League’s “WCL #T20 Inter-College Talent Hunt Tournament”

New Delhi: The finals of WCL #T20 Inter-College Talent Hunt Tournament played at Roshanara Club, New Delhi today between the most deserving women cricket teams of JMC College & Gargi college was won by Jesus & Mary College (JMC) who beat Gargi college by 37 runs.
Jesus & Mary college (JMC) won the toss and elected to Bat. Jesus & Mary college (JMC) scored 88 Runs losing 9 wickets in 20 overs. Gargi College were all out for 51 runs.

The Award Ceremony was graced by former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi, ‘Dronacharya’ Cricket Awardee Sunita Sharma & other eminent Sports Personalities.
The winning trophy was awarded to the Captain and the team of JMC College by Shri. Bishan Singh Bedi, Former India Captain at the Award Ceremony held at Roshanara Club amongst all the Chief Guests, participating teams, Coaches, Umpires, eminent Sports Personalities.
Shri. Bishan Singh Bedi said “Women Cricket League is a very good beginning. They should keep supporting this earnest endeavour to promote women cricket in India. He gave his heartiest wishes and blessings to women cricketers to do well Nationally & Internationally.”

Smt. Sunita Sharma said “The students are lucky to have the WCL #T20 Inter-College Talent Hunt Tournament. More such cricket tournaments in School & College level, State & City level should take place. There should be more job opportunities to encourage young girls to start taking sports (cricket) as their career option. Good sponsors should come forward to support women cricket in India.”
Speaking at the Award Ceremony, the enthused Mrs. Vandana Thakur, Managing Partner, WCL said “We are very happy that the first ever WCL #T20 Inter-College Talent Hunt Tournament was a mega success. Some very talented outstanding women Cricket players in the field of bowling, batting & fielding have been identified. These players have great potential to play at National & International level if given right training.”
WCL #T20 Inter-College Talent Hunt Tournament was played between six brilliant women teams from Gargi college, Lakshmibai college, Bharti College, KLM Dayanand college, Jesus & Mary college (JMC) and Kamla Nehru College (KNC) of Delhi University from 10th March, 2017 with finals on 24th March, 2017.
Gargi College reached finals by defeating Kamla Nehru college by 6 wickets in the Semifinal match and JMC college reached the finals by defeating Lakshmibai College with 99 Runs in Semifinals.
· Woman of the Match was awarded to Neha Chillar of Jesus & Mary college (JMC) who bowled 4 overs 5 wickets 12 runs.

· Best Player of the Tournament was given to Aarti Dhama of Gargi College who scored 94 runs 2 wickets.

Although Gargi college couldn’t win the finals, Ms Shweta Sharma their fast bowler took the maximum no of wickets (11 wickets) in the tournament. Also Aarushi Goyal player of Jesus & Mary college (JMC) scored maximum runs (99 runs) in the tournament.
Speaking at the Award Ceremony, Mrs Pooja Sharma, Managing Partner, WCL said “We are getting good responses from women cricketers across India. It is time India has leagues like Women Big Bash Cricket League, Australia or Women’s Cricket Super League, London. We are more than optimistic that WCL will take Indian Women Cricket beyond boundaries and get them long due International name and fame they deserved.”
“The main aim of organising WCL’s #T20 Inter-College Talent Hunt Tournament which is first in the series of our activities was to scout the hidden talent to provide exposure and platform to promote Women Cricket in India. We are glad to complete the first initial phase of WCL effectively and plan to initiate the next phase soon to scout more budding talents from across India”Mrs. Vandana Thakur added.
Sharing future plan of Women Cricket League Mr Parul Jain said “WCL will scout hidden talent from schools and colleges in small towns and cities in India by organizing similar WCL #T20 Talent Hunt Tournaments, international clubs and even non-cricket playing countries.”
The final teams will be declared on WCL’s website. The website is open to all aspiring woman cricketers for free registration.