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The former India international batsman said expansion of women’s cricket is also a catalyst for gender equality and rights.

 

As on Saturday, the former India international Sachin Tendulkar, who is widely known as a legend of Cricket has admitted that, he is excited about the ICC Women’s World Cup scheduled later this year as the event has a big role to play in globalizing the game and also a catalyst for gender equality and rights.

As the former Indian international Sachin Tendulkar wrote in a column for the ICC,
 

“The inclusion of Thailand in World Cup cricket may be a surprise for some of you but it is a reality! Thailand will be bidding to feature in this year’s ICC Women’s World Cup when it will play in the Qualifiers in Colombo next week,”

“Subsequently, the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 in the United Kingdom in June-July will see top notch cricket being played by some of the finest and exemplary women cricketers from across the world,”

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And the 43-year-old former Indian batsman also mentioned about the gender equality, as Sachin believes expansion of women’s cricket is also a catalyst for gender equality and rights.

Sachin added, “The women cricketers have caught the fancy of cricket aficionados around the world with stellar performances and have increased their audience.”

“They have spawned interest in young girls to play the sport and also helping generate a larger following for the game at a time when the game is seeking to expand its footprint globally and become relevant in non-cricket playing countries,” 

“While gender bias has been the bane of many aspects of the world, the sports narrative seems to be different. It is heartening to see that cricket is making strides in helping women occupy their pride of place in the annals of cricketing history,”