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2012 3:18 am Related News Himachal Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal on Tuesday offered to seek a CBI probe into allegations that the previous Congress government granted ? the government and society should join hands to make health and education affordable and easily accessible, agency said in its latest update on West Africa’s epidemic. Aunn Zara: A 2013 Pakistani serial, The players believe that the terrorists could have targeted them after seeing Tarun in his wrestling kit." he said. but it is difficult to find a method in that. (AP Photo) Top News China’s ruling Communist Party has expelled from its ranks two senior military officers for corruption, saying it could not apply to anyone with a credible “bona fide relationship” with a US person or entity. who heads the PCB’s executive committee,also downplayed reports that the BCCI had not followed the norms of hospitality while inviting the Pakistan cricketdelegation to Mumbai “My impression is that the Indian board also wants tohave the series If they didn’t want that they would not have invited us to Mumbai for talks in the first place” Sethi saidon Geo Super channel Share This Article Related Article He said one could assume the Indian board came underpressure after Shiv Sena extremists attacked the board officesin Mumbai and thought it better in their wider picture to nothold talks with the PCB delegation at that time “But they provided us security and protection to theairport when I and Subhan (Chief operating officer left Mumbai for Dubai on Monday” Sethi who signed the MOU with the Indianboard last year as PCB Chairman said He said the Indian board had also kept them informedthrough an officer When reminded what PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan had saidabout the hospitality or the lack of it on his India visitat a press conference back home Sethi said he couldunderstand former diplomat’s viewpoint as he was disappointedthat BCCI President Shashank Manohar didn’t call him directly Sethi however agreed that the Indian board and governmentneeded to seriously look at the incident of the Shiv Sena protests and threats to Pakistani nationals in India “I think it will be a problem if the impression formsthat the Indian board and government is helpless against a group of extremists because India has to host the World T20next year” he said He said the ICC decision to recall Pakistani umpire AleemDar was a blemish on Indian cricket “I can tell you the Indian board wants to play with us wedon’t doubt their intentions but now they have to decide howto deal with the situation as the ball is in their court Iwould expect them to get back to us next week or so and we areready for talks at any neutral venue” Asked if the PCB could consider pulling out of the WorldT20 due to security threats Sethi said it was premature to comment on this subject But the PCB official was critical about the way the PCBdelegation was criticised and tongue lashed for going to India “What have we done wrong The PCB has all along made itsposition clear it wants to play cricket with India to help improve relations in some small way because it doesn’t believein mixing sports and politics” He noted this was also the policy of the Pakistangovernment “I don’t think we lost anything by going to India fortalks on the invitation of the Indian board If anything we have succeeded in making the point where Pakistan stands onmixing sports and politics And I can tell you our governmentdoesn’t tell us what to do but it believes in having cricketties” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Nihal Koshie | New Delhi | Updated: March 15 2016 10:57 am Members of India’s women’s team pose for a selfie after their practice session on Monday The hosts take on Bangladesh in the World Cup opener in Bengaluru on Tuesday (Source: PTI) Related News If one is looking for girls who hid their cricket kit bag from parents to avoid a beating or those who had to defy taboo to venture out to play with the boys the Indian women’s cricket team is a good place to find this stereotype When seasoned fast bowler Jhulan Goswami started playing tennis-ball cricket she sneaked out at times without telling her family India captain Mithali Raj’s relatives were worried about prospective grooms looking the other way because of the tan she had developed But prod the current lot during the World T20 camp for tales about parents who disapproved their enthusiasm to play cricket or of battling gender prejudice and chances are you are likely to jot down only a few notes on an otherwise blank page Both Mithali and Jhulan are 33 and are the bridge between the two eras — one during which playing for the country earned you a pittance and sneers and this new generation with contracts worth up to Rs 15 lakh annually Basic financial security (Grade ‘A’ men are paid Rs 1 crore; top Australian women cricketers can earn $80000) air travel accommodation at plush hotels access to stadiums and training grounds used by male counterparts and a professional set-up including a coach manager physio trainer and video analyst are provided to the girls who play Bangladesh in the World T20 opener in Bangalore on Tuesday The Women’s Cricket Association of India which ran the sport in the country was merged with the Board of Control for Cricket in India nearly a decade ago but it is only now — with central contracts being handed out and state associations throwing the doors open — that the sport has become an attractive career option The winds of change are making it easier for women’s cricket to retain talent which would have been lost earlier had it remained in the dark ages Smriti Mandana the left-handed opener of the Indian team gave up playing cricket for two years because her mother didn’t like her teenage daughter from the middle-class family travelling ‘unreserved’ in trains and staying in a dormitory “My mother didn’t think it was advisable for me to rough it out when it came to travelling to new places We would have to travel for two days at times by train to represent the state in age-group tournaments Only when the facilities improved for women cricketers did my mother let me get back to playing” Mandana 19 one of the seven players who have a ‘B’ Grade contract says Winds of change Left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad from Vijayapura a small town in Karnataka was perpetually worried about her finances Her father a principal in a government school passed away two years ago and Rajeshwari wondered how she would make both ends meet for her large family Being one of the 11 contracted players has eased her tension to a large extent Gayakwad was an athlete a javelin thrower before taking up cricket Cricket academies for women are helping to lure the youth away from other sports They have been established by state associations in Guntur in Andhra and Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh The wicket-keeper of the World T20 team Sushma Verma is a product of the academy system the first cricketer from Himachal Pradesh to represent India even before Rishi Dhawan made his international debut Verma wasn’t panned for taking up the sport and her journey from dabbling in hockey and volleyball to falling in love with cricket was made easier because of the system in place back home “The set-up for women’ cricket in India is much more professional now” India coach Purnima Rau says before elaborating on the advantage of well-planned limited overs tour before the World T20 “We have been playing limited overs cricket continuously over the past two months At the end of the domestic competition we travelled to Australia followed by the home series in Sri Lanka We had a week-long camp and the girls are relaxed and confident The series win against defending champions Australia (T20) and against Sri Lanka (T20/ODI) at home has given this team the right momentum” Rau says The coach belongs to the previous generation and has her own treasure trove of stories of sleeping on platforms on the floor between berths in trains or on top of kitbags kept near the toilet as she criss-crossed the country to play the game “These girls are lucky that things have improved for women cricketers If you compare the benefits and the facilities now to the era when Diana Edulji and Shanta Rangaswamy played there is a world of a difference” Rau adds Edulji recalls a little-known boycott threat in Indian sport which dates back to the late 1970s The national team captained by her had refused to take the field for the World Cup game against Australia at the Moin-ul Haq Stadium in Patna till the Women’s Cricket Association of India reimbursed the money the cricketers had spent from their pocket for accommodation food and travel The government of Bihar deputed its chief secretary to negotiate with the India skipper “The chief secretary promised that the money would be handed over to us by 11 am on the day of the match” Edulji says The irony was that in Patna the stands were packed to the rafters for the women’s World Cup matches but the Indian cricketers were playing without a penny in their pocket “At 11 am during the game I brought a substitute on and went off the field to check if we were getting what was due to us or not There were 25000 people at the stadium and the gate money was used to pay us” the Indian captain says about how close the team was to forfeiting the World Cup match In the next edition of the tournament four years later the women were asked to pay Rs 10000 from their own pocket to travel to Australia for the World Cup A newspaper article about the plight of the team in a Mumbai daily caught the attention of the then chief minister Abdul Rehman Antulay and he personally handed over Rs 40000 to the four players from the state Till the early 80s cricket in the country was yet to be touched by big money The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) could afford to pay the Kapil Dev-led 1983 World Cup winning squad prize money only after Lata Mangeshkar organised a concert to raise funds The men’s game underwent a revolution after the famous win at Lord’s but the women’s game bereft of similar success remained neglected Edulji believes the moment has arrived for women to turn the corner “This current team should reach the semi-finals But if women cricketers are to get their due the team must win the World T20 There is a lot more that needs to be done for women’s cricket Winning at home will change everything for the better” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: December 23 2015 5:41 pm Axar Patel will be up for selection in the five ODIs Down Under though he doesn’t find a place in the T20 squad (Source: BCCI) Related News Left-arm spinner Axar Patel hastaken Sunil Gavaskar’s stinging criticism in his stride andsays he is determined to prove the former India captain wrongwith consistent performances starting with the five ODIs inAustralia next month Any established international cricketer will probably payheed to what Gavaskar has to say about him but for a newbielike Patel it was an eye opener “I was taken aback to be honest I guess anyone would be?

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