SICA announces Sikkim’s first women’s cricket tournament

Gangtok, 04 Nov:

Sikkim Cricket Association has announced plans to organize the State’s first All-Women’s Cricket Tournament - the Khangchendzonga Shield – on the motto, “With the Blessings of our Guardian Deity, Sikkim’s Women Players shall Soar”.

SICA will be providing free accommodation & meals and free jerseys to all players of the Khangchendzonga Shield, the release adds.

A SICA press release goes on to inform that it has made it to the BCCI’s Observation list as one of the most sincere and progressive state cricket associations of the country.

Sikkim is also preparing for an official visit by BCCI Chief Curator Ashish Bhowmick for handing over of the Ground as well as visit from certified level-4 England Cricket Board Master Coach & level-3 Cricket Australia and BCCI high performance Coach, Dr Atul Gaikwad for development of high performance programs, camps & courses for coaches.

“Historically, Sikkim has never had a cricket tournament of this scale solely dedicated for women. This step therefore would serve as a platform for young women and girls to showcase their talent, as well as motivate and encourage more participation and interest in the sport for the future,” a SICA press release states.