India vs England 2016: Rajkot Women To Perform Scoring Duties During First Test
The Saurashtra Cricket Association, led by Niranjan Shah is leaving no stone unturned to make the first Test at the ground a memorable moment for all. From inviting former cricketers to organising a felicitation ceremony for them to inviting the Chief Minister of the state, they are doing everything to make this Test match a historical one and the latest move by them will interest you even more as for the first time in the history of 84 years of Indian cricket, two women have been appointed as the official scorer for the first Test match between India and England, “This would be the first time ever in the history of Indian Test cricket that both women would be donning this extremely crucial role,” Niranjan Shah told TOI.
Hemali Desai and Sejal Dave are two BCCI affiliated scorers who will perform the role of a scorer during the first game to create a history in Indian cricket. Both Hemali and Sejal are old time friends and together they have together covered a total of 150 matches which includes First class games, ODIs and IPL but it is the first time when they both will be sitting alongside each other during a Test match, “We have covered other formats like first-class matches, one-day internationals and IPL matches. But we are very excited to officiate in a Test match as BCCI scorers,” said Hemali.
Surely this step taken by SCA will encourage and promote more state Boards to appoint women for the scoring role in a Test match. We might see this thing happening in the upcoming matches of the series itself.
Last time a lady scorer got so much attention when Pranav Dhanwade scored an unbeaten 1009 runs in 327 balls for K. C. Gandhi High School while playing Mumbai school cricket.
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