In this episode of Beyond the Boundary (Interview), Yuzvendra Chahal shares his valuable insights on the Red Bull Campus Cricket Women's Championship, its association with the Rajasthan Royals, and his thoughts on the Women's Premier League (WPL). Join us as we dive into the future of women's cricket with one of the game's finest players.
“It's not just happening for the men; it's happening for the women too", remarked the star spinner Chahal, appreciating the initiative by Red Bull and Rajasthan Royals during the Women's Championship Final at the Abhimanyu Cricket Academy, Dehradun.
Chahal mentioned how tournaments like Red Bull Campus Cricket are a stepping stone for emerging cricketers, especially from small cities and towns with limited exposure and opportunities.
Rajasthan Royals conducted the Rajasthan Royals Women's Cup in September 2022, where 6 teams of Rajasthan consisting of more than 150 emerging women cricketers competed. Being a part of the Royals setup, Chahal exclaimed how he takes pride in being part of such an organization that is making a difference for women's cricket at the grassroots level.
Chahal expressed his optimism about the rise of women's cricket in India, stating that he watched all the Women's Premier League games. He remarked on the positive impact of these opportunities and the WPL platform, nurturing talent and strengthening the Indian women's team.
2023 has been nothing short of incredible for women's cricket in India. India's ICC U19 T20 World Cup triumph in South Africa, followed by the inaugural WPL campaign in March, has paved a pathway for cricketers to showcase and prove their worth for the Indian team, Chahal added.
Alongside Yuzvendra Chahal, the find of Tata IPL 2023 Dhruv Jurel and Rajasthan Royals CEO Jake Lush McCrum was also present in the stands witnessing the Red Bull Campus Cricket Nationals Finals 2023.