Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), on Saturday, announced that they are planning to honour India Women legend Jhulan Goswami by naming her a stand at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Notably, the third and final ODI against England at Lord’s Cricket Ground was Goswami’s final international game. In a one of its kind honouring, CAB organised the telecast of Goswami’s last game at an Inox auditorium in South Kolkata for many budding women cricketers, CAB members and office bearers.
Speaking at the same venue, CAB President Avishek Dalmiya confirmed that CAB would name a stand after Goswami at the Eden Gardens, stating they give equal importance to women’s cricket.
“We are planning to name a stand after Jhulan Goswami at Eden Gardens. She is a special cricketer and deserves to be with the legends. We will approach the army for the necessary permission. We are also planning a special felicitation for her on the annual day,” said Dalmiya, as quoted by NDTV.
“At CAB, we give equal importance to women’s cricket, and hence we see so many talented cricketers. They are, of course, inspired by Jhulan’s achievements. Though she has retired from international cricket, we would love her to play in the woman’s IPL,” he added.
The senior Bengal women’s team cricketers also paid their tributes to the veteran Indian pacer. CAB shared a video on their official Twitter handle where the cricketers can be heard heaping praises on Goswami for her immense contribution in uplifting the women cricket scenario in India.
“Hello, Jhulan Di; thank you for your immense contribution; you’ve been an inspiration to all of us. Your enthusiasm has always pushed us to do better, its always great to play under your leadership. Thank you for encouraging and supporting us. We are all with you; all the best and good luck for the next match,” said Bengal cricketers.
Here is the video:
— CABCricket (@CabCricket) September 24, 2022