Vastavam web: Promotion and felicitations are on the cards for batswoman Harmanpreet Kaur, who hit a scintillating century to help India defeat mighty Australia and enter the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup. The 28-year-old right-handed batter hit an unbeaten 171 off just 115 balls in the semi-final match to knock out the reigning champions from the tournament being played in England. “Certainly, we would recommend her name to the Railway Ministry for promotion. We will also felicitate her when she comes back home,” said Ravinder Bhakar, chief PRO of WR, yesterday.
Kaur is currently employed as Chief Office Superintendent in Mumbai, he said. “Whenever, our players show excellence or perform outstandingly in international events, we recommend their names for promotion,” he said. Udasi, who heads the committee that selects members of Railways’ women cricket team, said the PSU has always promoted women.
“Railways women cricketers have always been in the forefront and the current national team is no exception. As many as 10 players from the current 15-member team (taking part in the World Cup) are from Railways. Udasi, who is also chief PRO of Central Railway, said the RSPB has undertaken various initiatives to impart regular training to players and prepare them for international events