Cricketer Harmanpreet becomes first Indian to play Big Bash

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Published on 1 Aug 2016 10:33 AM GMT

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New Delhi: After Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI)’s approval, the Vice-captain of Indian women Cricket team Harmanpreet Kaur becomes the first Indian cricketer to get her name added in the Big Bash League club.

BCCI has given permission to the Indian female players to play in foreign leagues.

The woman cricketer was set for joining the club and was waiting for BCCI’s approval.

Harmanpreet will play for Syndey Thunder who won the inaugural Women’s Big Bash League.

Terming the signing of contract as one of her best moment, Harmanpreet Kaur said-

  • The Women Big Bash League (WBBL) is a great platform for women’s cricketers, being the first player from my country to sign a contract for a BBL club is one of my best moments.
  • My aim is to serve my team to win the WBBL title for the second time in a row.
  • Playing with the best players against the best players is always a great feeling. I would definitely learn a lot of things from them all.

Impressed with the performance of Harmanpreet Kaur, Sydney Thunder General Manager Nick Cummins said, “We are delighted to secure a player of the calibre of Harmanpreet.”

It is the second season of the WBBL which will begin from December 2016.

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