Although, Mithali Raj & co. finished as the second best team of the tournament and could not cross the final hurdle, Twitter errupted to show that the nation is proud of this team’s achievement.
Around 230 players have been effectively unemployed since the previous five-year MOU expired at the end of last month.
Mithali Raj admitted wilting under pressure in a tense run chase against England in the World Cup final.
For a battle-hardened veteran, figures of 3 for 23 in 10 overs in a World Cup final is as good as it gets but then the ‘Mecca of Cricket’ has always been a happy hunting ground for Bengal cricketers.
It was an anti-climactic result for India since they were well on course for a memorable triumph, sitting pretty at 191 for three in 42.5 before a batting collapse saw them bowled out for 219 in 48.4 overs.
Li played the final round with South African Ernie Els and the twice British Open champion was impressed.
Chasing a target of 229 runs, Mithali Raj & Co were bundled out for 219. It was England’s fourth World Cup triumph, while India have tasted final defeat twice. In 2005, India lost to Australia in the final.
He is the first to win three consecutive titles since Indurain, who prevailed from 1991-95. The disgraced Lance Armstrong’s seven titles since then have been erased from the record book.
The Indian Super League 2014 player draft, the first ever draft held in India, saw Rs 24 crore being spent by eight clubs.
Selection Committee chairman Gurbachan Singh Randhawa said that the performance of all the three in the Asian Championships in Bhubaneswar (and their season’s best) were well below the World Championships qualifying standards.
Kenedy, 21, has been disciplined and reprimanded by the Premier League champions after posting the videos, one of which contained a profanity and the other featured a sleeping security guard accompanied by the words: “Wake up China. You idiot”.
For the uninitiated, former India captain Ganguly did the unthinkable at Lord’s — which is considered the Mecca of cricket, and the last bastion of a sport known as ‘Gentleman’s Game’ for its perceived nobility — by removing his shirt and waving like a possessed leader.