Former India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) office-bearers will felicitate the Indian U19 women’s cricket team for winning the inaugural ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa in Ahmedabad on Wednesday (February 1).
Notably, Shafali Verma & Co produced a superb bowling performance to bundle out England for a paltry 68.
Chasing the low total on a slow pitch, India lost Shafali and Shweta Sehrawat in the first four overs however, Soumya Tiwari (24 not out) and Gongadi Trisha (24) shared a 46-run stand for the third wicket to guide their side home in 14 overs and give India their first-ever World Cup title in women’s cricket.
The U19 women’s team will be felicitated in the Narendra Modi Stadium at 6:30 PM IST, just before the start of the third and final T20I match against New Zealand.
“It is with great delight I share that Bharat Ratna Shri @sachin_rt and @BCCI Office Bearers will felicitate the victorious India U19 team on Feb 1st in Narendra Modi Stadium at 6:30 PM IST,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah wrote in a tweet on Monday.
“The young cricketers have made India proud and we will honour their achievements,” Jay Shah said.
Earlier on Sunday, Shah had announced a cash prize of Ra 5 crore for the victorious team and support staff after they beat England by seven wickets.
“Kudos to the India U19 team for winning the #U19T20WorldCup. This is a phenomenal achievement as our young cricketers have made the country proud. That the young players weren’t overawed by the big occasion speaks volumes about their steely characters and temperament.”
Shah had also invited the India U19 women’s team to the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad to be a part of the celebrations when the third T20I between India and New Zealand is played on Wednesday.
“I invite @TheShafaliVerma and her victorious team to join us at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad and witness the third T20I on 1st February. This humongous achievement surely calls for a celebration. @BCCI @BCCIWomen,” he had said on Sunday.