Indian Women's Cricket Team felicitated by the Sports Minister in New Delhi

England's Heather Knight and India's Mithali Raj pose with the trophy

"We even met the chief minister, but to no avail", said her coach Yadwinder Sodhi, reported Times of India.

It was also learnt that despite the growing demands for a Women's IPL, the BCCI would like to "wait and watch" primarily because there are not enough women cricketers around who can rub shoulders with the best in business.

The Marylebone Cricket Club has approved the decision to introduce honours boards for both men's and women's cricketers at Lord's following England medium-pacer Anya Shrubsole's match-winning six-for at the Women's World Cup final.

"The women cricketers should have a hike in match fees".

'They always deserved it, now because of broadcasting and televising of the game it is more, coming under BCCI has made a difference.

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"It's just the beginning of good times for women's cricket".

Terming Mithila an 'incredible ambassador, ' said the 30-year-old. "It's just not the Indian team, but also the other teams that put up very good standard of play throughout the World Cup; and that has actually provided an impetus (for the development of the women's game) globally", she said.

"If someone had asked me a couple of years ago, I probably would not have agreed".

Karan Jadeja, Computer Science student Yes, Mithali Raj has done a lot of hard work and sacrifice in her life to make a place in Indian cricket team. So I am sure that if India has something like that, it will only help; even the domestic players would gain exposure to a good environment and have a chance to interact with worldwide cricketers. A biopic should be made on Mithali Raj and I think Deepika Padukone will be a suitable candidate in the biopic. Veda is a really good dancer and she couldn't hold herself back and I chose to join in as well. I think Fatima Sana Shaikh or Taapsee Pannu are flawless to play her role.

"I can proudly say that I have led the team well", Mithali said, summing up her own tournament.

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