Iqra Rasool aspires to play for Bengal and then represent India

Iqra Rasool aspires to play for Bengal and then represent India

Iqra will be hoping to make a place for herself and help Indian Women’s team reach higher echelon and fulfil the unfinished dream of winning the World Cup.

Iqra Rasool with Jhulan Goswami
Iqra Rasool with Jhulan Goswami. (Photo Source: Twitter)

July 23, the day which turned era of darkness to era of sunshine and ignited ‘will’ for coming generation. From then, the participation and eagerness to represent India Women’s team has become a dream for a lot of girls in the country. A woman cricketer Iqra Rasool is trying to beat all odds and is willing to play for the national team. Rasool aspires to play for Bengal and then represent India after getting a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association.

From J&K to Bengal

The 17-year-old shifted to West Bengal after observing the limited opportunities available back home. However, she represented J&K at U19 and U23 levels. Iqra is seen working regressively with full fortitude at indoor facilities of Eden Gardens with permission of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), the state’s parent body.

The General Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association, Iqbal Ahmad Shah has given a green tick to Iqra Rasool which allows her to play for any state which comes under the control of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

“I want to play for India and that’s why when Aditya School of Sports contacted me I lapped up the opportunity,” Iqra told IANS on Wednesday.

Problems Iqra had to face

Iqra expressed the kind of problems she as a ‘girl’ had to face from the surroundings. She said, “I was asked ‘kyun khel rahi ho’ (why are you playing). I was looked at differently as I slowly became popular and TV channels started covering me.”

“My father told me to leave my state after I finish my 12th standard,” Iqra, now a class XI student added. It was three months ago in May that Iqra came to West Bengal and joined Aditya School of Sports.

Iqra will be hoping to make a place for herself and help Indian Women’s team reach higher echelon and fulfil the unfinished dream of winning the World Cup.