From the alleys of Mumbai to the packed stadium in Melbourne, cricket is a sport enjoyed by millions around the globe. Paving the way for a new era in the realm of sports, initiatives focused on enhancing the landscape of women’s cricket have been instrumental in fostering growth and inclusivity. However, for years cricket has remained a men’s game. For their women counterparts, the path to being a cricketer and performing at the highest level has never been easy.
In this global love for cricket, from Mumbai’s alleys to Melbourne’s stadiums, a premier cricket center in Dubai is playing a pivotal role. It’s championing a new wave of inclusivity, offering world-class training facilities and opportunities for all aspiring cricketers, especially women, challenging the traditional norms of this sport.
Whether it be the coaching, playing opportunities, or promotions, women’s cricket has not received adequate funding to reach the eyes of millions of cricket fans. Women’s game was always actively overshadowed by men’s cricket, not just by governing bodies but by media as well.
The coverage of the international games was simply not available for the potential audience at the same level as men’s cricket. Even at a grassroots level, aspiring young girls trying to delve into the sport weren’t granted access to the same quality of training that young boys were given.
However, times are changing. The rising popularity of many national teams and players, along with the T20 tournaments like the Women’s Premier League and the Women’s Big Bash have helped take the sport to a wider audience. Women’s cricket is on the way up and we, at SPSA, are committed to supporting their growth.