Former India Women’s captain and legend Mithali Raj has been elected as the mentor and advisor for the Gujarat franchise for the upcoming Women’s Indian T20 League. Upon the announcement, Raj has expressed
This announcement was made by Pranav Adani via Twitter. Raj's appointment as the mentor and advisor is a significant one as it marks her entry into the world of franchise cricket. She will be working with the Ahmedabad-based team, which is one of the five teams participating in the first edition of the Women's Indian T20 League. This move is seen as a huge boost for the league as well as women's cricket in India, as Mithali's experience and knowledge of the game will be a valuable asset to the Gujarat Franchise. The legendary cricketer expressed her delight at the new role and is looking forward to working with the team and helping to develop the sport in India.
"Adani Sportsline’s is jubilant to have on board Padma Shri and former Indian captain of the women’s national #cricket team, Mithali Raj as a mentor & advisor for the women’s premier league. We all are looking forward to scoring some great innings with this partnership. @M_Raj03," tweeted Adani.
Thank you for this wonderful opportunty- Mithali Raj
Mithali Raj retweeted the announcement and added that the upcoming Women’s Indian T20 League will be a game-changer for Women’s cricket and expressed her thankfulness for the opportunity.
The Women's Premier League will be the biggest game-changer women's cricket has seen. Thank you so much @PranavAdani for this wonderful opportunity to mentor a side in the inaugural edition of this historic tournament. Can't wait to get started! 🏏 #WPL https://t.co/2RwSu2GgI2— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) January 28, 2023
"The Women's Premier League will be the biggest game-changer women's cricket has seen. Thank you so much @PranavAdani for this wonderful opportunity to mentor a side in the inaugural edition of this historic tournament. Can't wait to get started! #WPL," said Raj.
She added that it was a significant milestone for her as well as cricket in general.
"The Women's IPL will be a game-changer for women's cricket and cricket in general. This development represents a significant milestone in that regard. Looking forward to an outstanding tournament. @BCCI,@BCCIWomen,@JayShah Sir," tweeted Mithali Raj.