Kolkata, Sept 24: The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) announced today their plan to name a stand at the Eden Gardens Stadium after Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami. While honouring her, CAB telecasted her last game at an Inox auditorium in South Kolkata in front of 170 budding women cricketers, CAB members and office bearers.
CAB President Avishek Dalmiya informed, “We are planning to name a stand after Jhulan Goswami at Eden Gardens. She is a special cricketer and deserves to be with the legends. We will approach the army for the necessary permission. We are also planning a special felicitation for her on the annual day.”
“At CAB we give equal importance to women’s cricket and hence we see so many talented cricketers. They are of course inspired by Jhulan’s achievements. Though she has retired from international cricket we would love her to play in the woman’s IPL,” he further added.
CAB Secretary Snehasish Ganguly said that she is a legendary cricketer who has revolutionised women’s cricket and especially fast bowling.
“We have made her the mentor of the Bengal Women’s cricket as we want to get her valuable advice. We have plans to involve her in the development of women’s cricket. We also want her to play domestic cricket if she wants,” he added.
Goswami is currently playing her final international game at Lord’s as India takes on England in an ODI. She has taken 353 wickets in international cricket which is the most in the women’s game.