After Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, Why not let the Betis Play!: Queens XI

Jan Ki Baat team covered the Queen’s XI, Women’s Cricket League in Gurugram, Haryana. An initiative to give recognition to the Women Cricketers.

1. Match was played on the grounds of Baliawas with a total of Eight teams taking part in the competition.
2. Chandigarh women’s Team won the Queen’s XI Cricket League by beating Sri Lanka.
3. The women’s team got special encouragement from Paralympic player, Deepa Malik.
4. The winning team ‘Chandigarh’ was honoured by Virendra Sehwag, Former Cricketer, Team India.
5. Virendra Sehwag gifted the prize money to the winning team and boosted the morale of the women cricketers.
6. “Wish you all the best for the next season.”- Virendra Sehwag.
7. “Corporate leaders organised the Women’s Cricket League to encourage women players. Women should be encouraged more in every field.” -Parvin, Captain Team Chandigarh.
8. “Apart from Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, we decided why not let the Beti’s play. So I and my partner, Archana Gupta, decided to organize Queens XI, Women’s Cricket League.”- Tripti Somani, Founder of Queens XI, Women’s Cricket League.
9. It was a great step taken in order to support and motivate females in the field of Cricket.
Jan Ki Baat stands with every woman who decides to fight for her dignity.

Pradip Bhandari
Pradip Bhandari is the recipient of young leader award 2014 in the largest Indian Model Youth Parliament. He is a public policy graduate who is a Daly College and MIT Manipal alumnus. A believer in "Be the change you want to see", he wants to give voice to the citizens.


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