Patna: The first Straight Drive Invitational Women’s Cricket Tournament recognised by Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) is going to be organised from March 11 to March 14 at the Urja Stadium. Organising secretary Mohan Kumar Sinha said that four teams are participating in the tournament. The teams have been selected on the basis of performance in the selection trial. Each team will have 14 players and one manager.
The tournament will be inaugurated by Kumar Ravi, Commissioner of Patna Division. Lokesh Kumar Singh, Secretary, Finance Department, Government of Bihar will be present as the chief guest on this occasion.
All the teams will play 3 league matches, out of which the top two teams will play the final. Two matches will be played in a day. There will be six matches of the league and one final in total. All matches will be of 22 overs a side. Trophies will be given to the winner and runner-up team. The best performing players in all the matches will be awarded the woman of the match trophy. At the same time, all the players will be given a memento.
Sinha said that Rupak Kumar has been appointed as media convener. All the matches of the tournament will be played in day time and in white dress.
Mayank Sharma of Captain Sports, Vice President of Straight Drive Prem Khanna present at the press conference.
Ganga Girls: Tejashwi (captain), Sneha (wicketkeeper), Sana Ali, Komal Kumari, Avni Khardagali (all Patna), Kumari Nishtha (vice-captain), Anjali Pandit (both Siwan), Rekha Kumari, Nutan Singh (both Samastipur), Nikki Kumari, Pragati Singh (both Vaishali), Deepa Kumari, (Banka), Muskan Kumari Verma, (Nawada), Riya Bhatt, (Bhojpur) Team coach- cum- manager: Santosh Kumar.
Kaveri Girls: Shikha Bharti (Captain), Deepanjali (Vice-Captain), Ronika Roy, Pooja Kumari, Mamta Kumari (Wicket-keeper), Preeti Priya, Geetanjali, Shreya Kumari, Sanam Kumari, Suhani Kumari, Soumya Akhouri, (all Patna), Rachna Singh (Saran) , Shobhana Saket (Nalanda), Rupa Kumari (Banka), Team Coach- cum-Manager: Gulrej Akhtar
Narmada Girls: Yashita Singh (Captain), Shweta Kumar (Wicket-keeper), Shruti Gupta (Wicket-keeper), Dolly Kumari, Shikha Singh, Ritika Raj, (all Patna), Divya Bharti (Vice-captain, Madhubani), Sagarika Kumari, (Samastipur), Preeti Kumari ( Buxar), Surya Bhardwaj, Nandini Pandit (both Siwan), Jyoti Kumari (Jamui), Aanchal Kumari (Muzaffarpur), Aditi Roy (Gaya), Team-Coach-cum Manager: Rimjhim
Godavari Girls: Khushbu Kumari (captain), Mahalakshmi (both Samastipur), Komal Kumari (vice-captain, Jehanabad), Nippu Kumari (Aara), Bhagyashree, Aparna Kumari, Apoorva Kumari (all three Purnia), Soni Kumari, Swarnima Chakraborty, Andri Rani (all three Patna) , Shreya Srivastava (Gopalganj), Tanya Raina (Gaya), Priya Kumari (Siwan) Pushpanjali (East Champaran). Team Coach –cum- Manager: Sanjay Kumar Mantu
11/3/23 – First match: Ganga vs Narmada from 8:30 am; Second Match: Kaveri vs Godavari from 12:30 pm.
12/3/23 – First match: Godavari vs Narmada from 8:30 am; Second Match: Ganga vs Kaveri from 12:30 pm.
13/3/23 – First match: Godwari vs Ganga from 8:30 am; Second Match: Kaveri vs Narmada from 12:30 pm.
14/3/23 – Final – 8:30 am