The Legends Cricket League 2023 is been going with the glory to witness the retired charms again on the field, bringing retired cricketers back into the limelight. One of its standout features has been the exceptional cast of umpires, with Dr. Shubhda Bhosle Gaikwad taking center stage as India’s youngest woman umpire.
Hailing from the cricket-loving city of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, Shubhda has cricket ingrained in her roots, coming from a family of cricketers. Prior to transitioning into umpiring, she showcased her skills on the field, representing Madhya Pradesh in the U16 and U19 teams until 2009.
The journey into match umpiring was a natural progression for Shubhda. With unwavering support from her family and husband, she successfully completed her Level O umpiring exam. Not only is she passionate about cricket, but she also holds a degree in Physical Education and has achieved a PhD in Sport Psychology.
Shubhda’s umpiring debut took place in the J.S. Anand Trophy, a part of the Women’s Senior Division Cricket in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, back in 2012. Since then, she has steadily climbed the ranks, showcasing her expertise and commitment to the game.
The Legends Cricket League 2023, which commenced on November 18, is taking place in India across various iconic grounds. Matches are being held in Ranchi, Dehradun, Jammu, Visakhapatnam, and Surat, providing cricket enthusiasts with a chance to witness the skills of retired legends and the finesse of umpires like Shubhda Bhosle Gaikwad.
As the cricketing world focuses on the gripping encounters in the Legends Cricket League 2023, Shubhda stands as a testament to dedication and breaking barriers in the world of umpiring.