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Men’s cricket matches, various national and international tournaments are always in the news. Over the past few years, T20 and Premier League games have become more popular than Tests and ODIs. Apart from the matches, another thing that is always discussed in the world of men’s cricket is the amount these players are paid. However, the Women’s Premier League (WPL) has started from this year. This is joy for the world of women’s cricket.
The maiden Women’s Premier League is in the spotlight for another important reason, the Kashmiri girl Jasia Akhtar. Delhi Capitals have signed Jasia for a base price of Rs 20 lakh. Jasia is the first woman cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to play in the Women’s Premier League. Although it is a source of pride for the entire women’s section, Jasia’s journey to UG Wales has been one of hard work, hardship and struggle.
Barari Pora is the native village of Jasia in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. She started her journey in this sport at the age of eight, playing cricket with the boys of this village. Between 2003 and 2006, he played cricket for the Jammu and Kashmir team in various groups such as U-13, U-14, U-15 and U-16. Even during this she faced many failures. Between 2007 and 2011, Jasia had to stay away from cricket due to poor financial conditions. However, after her return in 2012, she played for Jammu and Kashmir for a year. Meanwhile, Jasia has also played for Punjab Cricket Association, Rajasthan team as she had to face many disadvantages.
Shopian district in South Kashmir is always in the news due to terrorist attacks. In 2006-2007, Jasia was beaten by terrorists. Threatened not to play cricket. But, with determination, will and family support, Jasia is back on the field. The thing to note here is that the family that encouraged and supported Jasia has no background in cricket. Jasia’s father is an apple seller, while the mother is a housewife. Jasia’s dream is to perform well on the field and start a cricket academy for girls in Kashmir. There is no doubt that ‘UG Cymru’ will give wings to her dream.