The Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday announced out-of-turn promotions to women cricketers of Railways who are currently playing in the Indian World Cup squad in England.
“Hon’ble Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has conveyed his best wishes to the Indian team. He has announced out-of-turn promotions to women cricketers of Railways currently in the Indian World Cup squad in England,” Rekha Yadav, ED/Sports & Secretary of the Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB), said.
India reached final of this World Cup edition after 12 years. They last achieved the feat in 2005 under the captaincy of Mithali Raj but lost to Australia. The Indian team comprises of 10 cricketers from Railways, including captain Mithali Raj and vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur, out of the 15-member squad.