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Little known facts about Women�s Cricket

Little known facts about Women�s Cricket

Little did we know that women�s cricket has been an official sport in England since 1934. Back in the 1970s when a few interested women in India picked up the sport, is when the fairer sex was initiated into the cricketing world. Zonal events became National Tournaments, until India�s women�s team debuted officially at the 1978 World Cup. While the current Women�s Cricket World Cup matches are going, we�ve decided to spice up your cricket trivia with a few interesting, little known facts!

Little known fact #1
Jemimah Rodrigues is an allrounder on the Mumbai women's cricket team and is in the Under-17 Maharashtra hockey team. She was born and brought-up at Bhandup in the far suburbs of Mumbai, along with her two brothers, Enoch and Eli. Jemimah enjoyed playing both hockey and cricket. At the age of four years, she started playing season cricket. They moved to another corner of the city at a very young age to avail of better sports facilities. Her father, Ivan Rodrigues, was a junior coach in her school and she grew up bowling to her brothers. Jemimah�s father, Ivan, who has been coaching her since the very beginning, started the girls� cricket team at her school, and since then, she hasn�t looked back!

Little known fact #2
Alexa not only keeps a track of what�s happening in the world of cricket but also loves talking about it. As far as regular cricket goes, you can track live scores, team standings, player stats, past records; follow your favorite teams and cricketers; explore cricket trivia and more. Alexa users can also play with the daily cricket trivia skill which will provide 3 questions on cricket and give you 3 options each for the answers, every day. The right answer will earn you 5 runs and a chance to compete on the global leaderboard with other players for bragging rights. Just say, �Alexa, start the daily cricket trivia�. From being the most capped women�s cricketer in the history of the game to having the most number of runs in ODIs in women�s cricket, Mithali Raj is a true legend. To hear Alexa talk about the Indian cricketer, say, �Alexa, talk to me about Mithali Raj.�

Little known fact #3
WICL strives to bring about meaningful change to the traditional limiting perceptions that exist about women�s cricket. With a strong belief that women's cricket needs to move in the same way as tennis and golf, it was time to make it a stand-alone project. And that�s why then Director of WICL, Shaun Martyn brought Masaba Gupta as the official sporting apparel designer to design women�s playing and training cricket apparel. It seemed like the perfect idea at the time, because they were looking to create an identity through design and packaging of the sport. A partnership with this fantastic young designer seemed to complete the picture. In the times of IPL and T-20, presentation of the game and the players was an integral part of moving the women�s game to the next level, and they achieved that by bringing Masaba on-board, back in 2014.

Little known fact #4
TVs in Vu�s Premium 4K TV range are not only equipped with A+ Grade Panel with 400+ nits brightness, Dolby Vision and HRD 10 Support, Dolby Audio with 30W noise cancellation speakers, DTS Virtual X Surround Sound technology, bezel-Less Design, VOD Upscaler, the latest Android 9.0 pie, they also come with a dedicated Cricket Mode straight out of the factory. It�s a great addition for the sport�s fans, because it provides a luxury viewing experience of the game like no other TV does. Using a combination of optimum brightness and a host of other picture settings, this mode highlights the ball so that you can see it easily regardless of what the background is. Now ask a fan, and they�ll tell you what a blessing it really is!

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