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Women Scorers to Assist in Scoring Duties



Mumbai, Dec 2: The Wankhede Stadium will be witness to a rare sight in India vs New Zealand 2nd Test match as two female scorers will be given the opportunity to take care of the scoring duties in the final test.Also Read – IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Hints India vs New Zealand 2nd Test: Captain, Playing 11s For Today’s India vs New Zealand Test, Injury And Team News of Match at Wankhede Stadium at 9.30 AM IST December 3 Friday

Kshama Sane and Sushma Sawant will be taking over the duties of scoring on Friday, a senior Mumbai Cricket Association scorer confirmed. Also Read – IND vs NZ | 2nd Test, Weather Forecast: Chances of Rain Estimated to be 25 Percent in Mumbai

“Perhaps for the first time it is happening that two women scorers are there for a Test match, a MCA scorer told PTI. Also Read – IND v NZ: VVS Laxman Gives Valuable Suggestion to Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli; Reveals India’s Best Playing XI

Kshama, 45, hails from suburban Nahur and passed the BCCI Women’s special batch scoring exam in 2010 and since then she is scoring in IPL and Ranji Trophy games.

She has scored for plenty senior and junior games for the last eleven years and is one of the leading scorers in the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).

Kshama has played for the U-15 level for Mumbai in the 1990s and played for two tournaments and then left cricket. In 1996, there was an umpire’s course and she passed that but did not take it up professionally.

In 2006, she passed the MCA scorer exam. She had earlier worked in three companies but left her job in 2018 to pursue a full-fledged career scoring.

On my personal front, I’m the only child of my parents. My mother was the one who was keen on getting me into cricket from a young age of 11 years.

“I used to go for practice at Mrs Surekha Bhandare’s coaching club from age 11 to 15. My mother worked for the Maharashtra government and father is a musician, who plays drums, Kshama told PTI over phone.

50-year-old Sushma, who resides in suburban Chembur, passed the BCCI women’s special scoring course in 2010 and began working with the Women’s World Cup in 2013. Since then she hasn’t looked back and has scored for a plethora of IPL, BCCI, domestic, junior and senior matches.

Sushma’s husband is a former local cricketer and she took to scoring as a hobby.

She worked as an accountant in the Hindustan Apparel Industry and after she left the job, she took a one year gap before working as a full time scorer.

“I enjoy cricket and I am excited for it and for the first time I am doing a Test match. Women have a lot of scope in scoring, an elated Sushma told PTI.

In the past the pair of Hemali Desai and Sejal Dave from Saurashtra, have been the other women’s pair to have scored for a Test match.

(With Inputs From PTI)




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