File photo of Jhulan Goswami© AFP
Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) announced on Saturday that they plan to name a stand in the Eden Gardens after Jhulan Goswami. As a unique honor, CAB staged the broadcast of its last match at an Inox auditorium in South Kolkata for 170 aspiring female cricketers, CAB members and office holders.
Speaking at the venue, CAB chairman Avishek Dalmiya said: “We are planning to name a booth after Jhulan Goswami in Eden Gardens. She is a special cricketer and deserves to be with the legends. We will approach the army for the necessary permission. We will approach the army for the necessary permission. Also plan a special congratulation for her on the annual day.”
“At CAB we attach equal importance to women’s cricket and that’s why we see so many talented cricketers. They are naturally inspired by Jhulan’s achievements. Although she has retired from international cricket, we would like to see her in the women’s IPL playing,” he added.
CAB Secretary Snehasish Ganguly said: “She is a legendary cricketer. She has revolutionized women’s cricket and especially fast bowling. We have made her the mentor of Bangladeshi women’s cricket as we want to get her valuable advice. We have plans to Involve her in the development of women’s cricket. We also want her to play domestic cricket if she wants to.”
“We treat women’s cricket with value and it shows in the fact that all our teams are doing so well domestically,” he added.
Jhulan plays her last international match at Lord’s as India takes on England in an ODI.
Jhulan has 353 wickets to her name in international cricket, most of them in the women’s field. She also holds the record for taking the most wickets (43) in Women’s World Cups.
She is a three-time winner of the Women’s Asia Cup and was part of two Indian teams that reached the final of the World Cup – 2005 and 2017.
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