Pandey, one in every of India’s best new ball bowlers after Jhulan Goswami, shared a sequence of tweets within the wake of a current ICC webinar that includes New Zealand captain Sophie Devine and India’s rising star Jemimah Rodrigues the place a few of the recommendations had been floated.
“I have been reading/ hearing a lot about the changes being suggested to help grow women’s cricket/ make it a more attractive product. I personally feel most of the suggestions to be superfluous,” 31-year-old Pandey, a serving officer of the Indian Air Force, wrote.
Pandey, who has 113 wickets from 104 worldwide appearances, drew the analogy of 100m sprints whereas describing what a light-weight ball and 20-yard pitch would imply for girls’s cricket.
“An Olympic 100m female sprinter doesn’t run 80m to win First place medal and clock the same timing as her male counterpart. “So the entire ‘reducing the size of the pitch’ for no matter causes appears doubtful. Also, it nearly positively takes the doubleheaders out of query,” she wrote.
While she is sport for discount of the scale of the cricket ball in ladies’s sport however she is totally towards lowering the load merely due to the notion that they cannot hit the ball lengthy. “Please do not carry the boundaries in! We have shocked you with our power-hitting in current instances, so bear in mind, that is solely the start; we’ll get higher. Please have endurance. We are expert gamers, who’re evolving,” wrote Shikha.
What she finds objectionable is making an attempt to realize progress by the tinkering of guidelines somewhat than strong advertising and marketing. “Growth will also be achieved by advertising and marketing the game properly. We do not need to tinker with guidelines or the very cloth of the sport to draw an viewers.
“Why not have DRS, Snicko, Hotspot, all of the technical acumen and live broadcast for every game that we play anywhere in the world,” she questioned, asking for extra funding on the grassroots. Last however not the least, she made a defining level stating that ladies’s cricket should not be in comparison with the lads’s sport as each are fully totally different in its essence.
“Please, don’t compare women’s sport, women’s cricket, in this case, with men’s sport. “We must see it as a unique sport altogether … A sport that 86,174 spectators turned as much as watch on March 8, 2020, and a number of other million watched stay on their tv units,” Pandey mentioned, referring to their T20 World Cup remaining towards Australia on the MCG.
“They noticed one thing particular in us, and this is hoping you do too,” she concluded with a hashtag “champions in our personal rights”.
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