After the young women made history by winning the ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup, the BCCI Secretary, Jay Shah, tweeted the prize money of INR 5 crores for the Indian U-19 Women’s Team.
Women’s Cricket in India is on the upswing and the World Cup triumph has taken the stature of women’s cricket several notches higher. I am delighted to announce INR 5 crore for the entire team and support staff as prize money. This is surely a path-breaking year.
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) January 29, 2023
The youthful Women in Blue, captained by Shefali Verma, destroyed England by seven wickets in the championship match. The Indian bowlers put up an outstanding bowling performance, which resulted in the England U19 women being bowled out for a pitiful 68 runs in 17.1 overs. When Liberty Heap was dismissed by Titas Sadhu in the opening over of play, England was unable to recover and continued to lose wickets often. Parshavi Chopra, Archana Devi, and Sadhu each took two wickets. Shefali, Sonam Yadav, and Mannat Kashyap each claimed one wicket.
India successfully chased down the simple target of 69 runs in 14 overs, taking 3 wickets in the process. Soumya Tiwari struck the decisive run for Ievery dayle remaining undefeated at 24 off of 37 balls and hitting three boundaries. Titas Sadhu was named Player of the Game for her outstanding four-over stretch during which she allowed just six runs to be scored. Grace Scrivens of England won the title of tournament post-match in the meantime.
“The way all the girls are performing and backing each other, so happy. Incredible feeling. Thanks to the staff, the way they have been backing us every day and telling us that we are here for the cup and because of them we are here. All thanks to them. The players have been backing me a lot. Thanks to BCCI for giving me this beautiful team and really happy for winning the cup, “said the Indian skipper at the post-match presentation. This is the first major ICC Trophy victory for Indian women, and it was achieved by the players who will carry the nation’s women’s cricket program into the future.