Indian women cricketers – Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, and Jhulan Goswami were on Friday conferred with the honorary life membership of the Cricket Club of India (CCI) at an event in Mumbai.
The Club President Premal Udani presented the membership cards to the cricketers in the presence BCCI GM, Game Development Prof. Ratnakar Shetty and CoA member Diana Edulji on Friday evening.
They are all in Mumbai with the Indian squad for the T20 International series, featuring England and Australia with the third T20I (IND-ENG) will get underway on 25 March at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.
Indian skipper Raj has played 10 Tests, 191 ODIs, and 69 T20Is, and is currently the leading run-getter in the One Day cricketer in the world, while Goswami has played 10 Tests, 166 ODIs and 61 T20Is for India being the leading wicket-taker in ODIs with 181 wickets in ODI.
On the other hand, Harmanpreet, who is currently leading the side in T20I Tri-series, has represented India in two Tests, 84 ODIs, and 74 T20Is. She was awarded the prestigious Arjuna Award for Cricket in the year 2017 by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, as well as, named as one of the players in the 2017 ICC Women's T20I Team of the Year.
Indian Women's Team’s finest moment had come at the 2017 World Cup in England when the eves made it to the final as never before have so many paying spectators gathered to watch a women’s game, but since then things have been changed a lot –appreciated for their services towards the game.