Goa Women’s Premier League to take place from 1st to 9th April

Launched on the lines of the Goa Premier League (GPL Men’s), the Goa Cricket Association (GCA) has announced the first-ever Goa Women’s Premier League (GWPL) Twenty20 (T20) tournament that got underway on the 1st of April and has its Final scheduled for the 9th of the same month.

Goa Women's Premier League to take place from 1st to 9th April. PC: Twitter
Goa Women’s Premier League to take place from 1st to 9th April. PC: Twitter

 

While Vinayak Decorators are organizing the event, the GCA is playing its role in providing the venue and floodlights for the tournament. The technical support in the form of umpires and match referees too will be finalized by the GCA but it will be based on their availability.

The 5 teams in the competition are Geno Dragons, Celeste Super Women, Manas Panjim Gymkhana, MCC Estillo Legends, and Venture XI. For the leagues’ auction, 147 Goan girls registered, and 3 slots in each team were also offered for outstation players.

The 5-team tournament will see Anuja Patil lead the Geno Dragons, Vinani Gurav the Celeste Superwoman, Shikha Pandey the Manas Panjim Gymkhana team, Sunanda Yetrekar the M.C.C Estilo Legends, and Tarannun Pathan the Venture XI.

GCA secretary, Rohan Gauns Dessai, when pronounced the league, said, “We thought that women’s cricket in Goa needed a boost and so we are hopeful that this T20 tournament will lift the standard of our girls who somehow could not come into the reckoning for the ongoing BCCI Women’s IPL T20.

“Only Shikha Pandey from Goa is playing in the ongoing WPL and I congratulate her. India World Cup team member Shikha will also play in the Goa WPL.”

Squads: Goa Women’s Premier League

Geno Dragons

Anuja Patil, Anuja Mudalkar, Ibtisam Shaikh, Kiran Navgire, Maishree Bandodkar, Mitali Gawander, Neetu Singh, Nikhila Naik, Presha Naik, Purvaja Verlekar, Savitri Kumavat, Tanaya Naik

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Celeste Superwoman

Vinavi Gurav, Arya Azgaonkar, Bharti Gaonkar, Charlotte Dourado, Jasia Akhtar, Pooja Nishad, Poorva Bhaidkar, Preeti Yadav, Riya Naik, Sayali Lonkar, Sweety Parab

Manas Panjim Gymkhana

Shikha Pandey, Harshada Kadam, Mukta Magre, Pooja Yadav, Poonam Khemnar, Pratiksha Gadekar, Rakshanda Pilankar, Resha Korgaonkar, Sejal Satardekar, Tejal Hasabnis, Urvashi Govekar

M.C.C Estilo Legends

Sunanda Yetrekar, Amisha Shetgaonkar, Diksha A, Divya Naik, Gautami Naik, Kesha Patel, Krupa Patel, Shreya Subhash Parab, Tanvir Shaikh, Tejashwini Duragad, Siddhi Savase

Venture XI

Tarannum Pathan, Aradhana Saroj, Diksha Gawde, Harshita Yadav, Nikita Malik, Nolma Dsouza, Palak Arondekar, Rahila Firdous, Savali Kolambkar, Sutlaj Parab, Tamana Nigam

Live streaming:

The tournament is streamed live and for free on AB 25 YouTube channel and you can also follow the scores on the CricHeroes website and application.

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