SSPARK Sports' women cricketers - Priya Punia and Nuzhat Parween, have been named in the India Women’s Squad for the upcoming South Africa Tour to be played in Lucknow from March 7th 2021. SSPARK Sports has garnered an impressive roster of world-class athletes from various sports over the past few years.
SSPARK Sports is a well-established 360-degree sports management and marketing firm deeply rooted across various aspects of the sports industry. The company is led by Mr Rajeev Khanna, an industry stalwart with over 20 years of experience working with sporting giants such as Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings, BCCI, Rajasthan Sports Council, etc.
Over the years, SSPARK has garnered an impressive roster of world-class athletes from various sports. Today, both of their women cricketers - Priya Punia and Nuzhat Parween, have been named in the India Women’s Squad for the upcoming South Africa Tour to be played in Lucknow from March 7th 2021.
Team SSPARK athlete Priya Punia has been called up for the Indian ODI squad. Priya’s ODI debut was nothing less than extraordinary. Playing against South Africa, Priya scored an impressive 75 (not out) contributing to Team India’s victory and earning the Player of the Match Award in the process.
Meanwhile, Nuzhat Parween, a SSPARK athlete and one of the youngest Indian players to debut in the National team, has been selected in the T20I squad to play against South Africa. The talented young wicket-keeper and batswoman was the former captain of Madhya Pradesh U-16 football team. She later decided to pursue a career in cricket and made her debut for the national team within 5 years.
Both of these young women have faced extreme trials and tribulations in their journey to reach their current level in a sport as competitive as cricket. Priya and Nuzhat are set to be the future of women’s cricket in India. Their selection for the South Africa tour is another step forward toward their bright futures.