Indian female cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur has been signed by an Indian overseas Twenty 20 league. Recently, She has joined Big Bash Club Sydney Thunder.
To participate in foreign leagues, BCCI has given permission to the female cricketers. However, Harmanpreet said that, “She would be joining Thunder, and was awaiting a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Indian board.”
“We are delighted to secure a player of the calibre of Harmanpreet,” said Sydney Thunder General Manager Nick Cummins in a statement.
“She was on the top of our target list, and we are very pleased that the BCCI has released her to play in Australia,” he added.
“Sydney Thunder prides itself on being an innovator in Australian cricket, so it is a real fillip for the club to have signed the first Indian international to play Big Bash cricket in Australia,” he said.
In around 118 matches, Harmanpreet has symbolized India across all formats of the game. Moreover, she had showcased her outstanding performance against Australia where she scored a match-winning 31-runs of 46 ball to take India over the victory line in Adelaide.
27-yr old girl got an offer from around three teams including the Sydney Sixers.
“It’s a great feeling,” said Harmanpreet in the statement, released on the website.
Harmanpreet said, “The WBBL is a great platform for women's cricketers, being the first player from my country to sign a contract for a BBL club is one of my best moments. My aim is to serve my team to win the WBBL title for the second time in a row.”
“Playing with the best players against the best players is always a great feeling. I would definitely learn a lot of things from them all,” she added.