Govt project set to give women’s sports a boost
have been playing cricket at the Bogura Shaheed Chandu Stadium since I was eight. My father’s only dream is to see me in the women’s national team. And he tries his best to help me carry on my studies alongside cricket,” said Sraboni Rani Shil, a 14-year-old from the northern district.
But it is not possible for Sraboni’s father Ranjit Chandra Shil, an employee of a local barbershop, to get his daughter admitted to a well-facilitated cricket academy as he can barely save enough to pay for his daughter’s daily transportation cost to and from the stadium for cricket practice.
Ranjit’s dream of seeing his daughter get into a well-facilitated cricket academy and subsequently play for the women’s team one day could now well come true as Sraboni became one of the 400 primarily selected potential women players from across the country for a two-year long training under the development of women trainees’ project 2020-2021, an initiative of the government taken through the BKSP.
“In our country, girls are lagging behind boys in sports. Therefore, the government took this initiative through BKSP to find talented women players across the country, especially from the grassroots. This is one of the priority projects of the government,” said colonel AKM Majharul Haque, director of training for BKSP.