Former Indian captain and a global super player, Mithali Raj will now be seen adorning new gloves as a mentor for the Gujrat Giants.
India is prepping to inaugurate Women’s Premier League this year and is exuberantly looking forward for the squads to be prepared. Mithali Raj joining in as a mentor to the squad will add in much more flavour and substance to a team as a whole. Her major task will be to direct the young players and shower her teammates with all her wisdom, helping them understand the nitty-gritties of the game.
Gujrat Giants on the other hand have been blessed to have bagged a player like Mithali. Her understanding of the game and champion spirit is unmatched, indeed. This makes them one of the strongest groups with a mighty advocate.
Speaking about her appointment, Raj stated, “Women’s cricket is growing steadily, and this kind of impetus will undoubtedly encourage young women to consider taking up cricket professionally. I believe that the high-impact participation of corporates will help hasten the process of eventually bringing more glory to India. This level of influence can help strengthen the sporting ecosystem, and enhance opportunities for women athletes.”
The manager of Adani Sportsline, Mr. Pranav Adani is thrilled to have Raj on board, as he stated, “Mithali Raj is a role model for the young generation, and we are delighted to have such an inspirational athlete on board to mentor our women’s cricket team. We believe that the presence of international sporting heroes like Mithali will attract new talent not just into cricket but also into every other sport.”
Gujrat Giants, owned and managed by the Adani Sportsline have been a huge name in the business so far. They proved to be one of the most expensive franchises in the league by bidding Rs. 1289 crore for the team. Bagging Mithali Raj on their experts’ squad is undoubtedly another major step taken by the team.
For the league that is set to take off in the first week of March, about 15 to 18 players will be made compulsory on each team, including 7 overseas. A total of 22 matches are scheduled to be held, as each team will play a total of 8 games. The top team will make it to the finals while the second and third team will tussle at the qualifiers to make it to the finals.