The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently felicitated the Women’s Under-19 T20I World Cup winning team in Ahmedabad.

In the felicitation ceremony held at the Narendra Modi Stadium, the world’s largest cricket stadium, the BCCI gave five crore rupees to the players as prizes. BCCI President Roger Binny, Vice President Rajeev Shukla,  Sachin Tendulkar and Secretary Jai Shah were present in the program.

While addressing the young women cricketers, Sachin Tendulkar said- I want to congratulate the Under-19 team. This is a wonderful achievement. The whole country is celebrating this victory and people will be able to take a lot of inspiration from it in the times to come. Your winning this World Cup has inspired many young girls to take up cricket. I hope you will continue to inspire youth like this in future as well. We should always remember our foundation.

Watch: here is what Sachin addressed to Women U-19 team

Where did we lay the foundation of this victory? We should remember the contribution of BCCI, be it President Roger Binny or Jay Shah or Rajeev Shukla. 

Apart from this, Sachin Tendulkar also praised the upcoming Women’s Premier League. He said – WPL is a very big tournament. I think equally for men and women. I congratulate the BCCI and the women players for organizing this tournament. 

India women’s Under-19 team won the World Cup by defeating England by seven wickets in the final of the T20I World Cup in Potchefstroom, South Africa on Sunday. It was the first edition of the Women’s Under-19 T20I World Cup.

Soon after, Jay Shah invited the team to watch the third T20I between India and New Zealand in Ahmedabad on February 1. With this victory, India’s long wait for a trophy in women’s cricket ended.

Shah had tweeted – I invite Shefali Verma and her victorious team to join us at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and watch the 3rd T20I match on 1st February. This colossal achievement certainly calls for celebration.

Talking about the match, while batting first, the entire England team was reduced to 68 runs. In response, India achieved the target by losing three wickets in 14 overs.

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