Delhi Capitals and UP Warriorz Unite for Women’s Empowerment on International Women’s Day

In a remarkable display of solidarity, the WPL sides Delhi Capitals and UP Warriorz set aside their on-field rivalry to champion a greater cause on International Women’s Day at New Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium. Known for their fierce competition on the cricket field, both teams joined forces to promote women’s empowerment and advocate for the significance of self-belief through the #SHEBELIEVESWEBELIEVE campaign.

Delhi Capitals and UP Warriorz Unite for Women's Empowerment on International Women's Day
Delhi Capitals and UP Warriorz Unite for Women’s Empowerment on International Women’s Day

On the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2024, the captains of the respective teams, Meg Lanning and Alyssa Healy, took center stage, holding up a banner bearing the empowering message during the coin toss. This collaborative effort marked a rare moment in Indian sports history as players and fans alike rallied together for a common cause.

Alyssa Healy, the captain of UP Warriorz, expressed the essence of the #SHEBELIEVESWEBELIEVE campaign, emphasizing the belief in every woman’s right to pursue her dreams in both sports and life. She highlighted the transformative power of self-belief, stating that cricket, as a platform, celebrates the spirit of overcoming obstacles to achieve victory, resonating with the belief that women, in all spheres of life, continually reinvent themselves.

Meg Lanning, the captain of Delhi Capitals, echoed the sentiment, asserting that sports are for everyone. Reflecting on the progress made in women’s cricket, she acknowledged the pivotal role played by the Women’s Premier League, emphasizing its influence in shaping a narrative of hope for young girls aspiring to reach the grand stage and fulfill their dreams.

The high-octane clash between Delhi Capitals and UP Warriorz took place at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on March 8 at 7:30 PM. Following the game, members from both teams took a lap on the ground, proudly displaying the #SHEBELIEVESWEBELIEVE banner, expressing gratitude to the fans for their presence on this momentous day.

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About UP Warriorz

As a Women’s Premier League team, UP Warriorz is dedicated to promoting women’s sports and empowering female athletes. Through various initiatives and collaborations, UP Warriorz seeks to inspire young women to pursue their passion for sports and achieve excellence both on and off the field.

About Delhi Capitals

Participating in both the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Women’s Premier League (WPL), Delhi Capitals, co-owned by the GMR Group and the JSW Group, has been a prominent figure in cricket since 2008. With a transformation in 2019 and reaching the Women’s Premier League final in 2023, Delhi Capitals continue to play a vital role in advancing the narrative of women’s participation and success in cricket.

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