Ugyen Tshering | Intern

National women’s cricket team will be participating in the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s Asia qualifier this year in Malaysia from November 21.

The team, currently in Thimphu, has been training for the last six months in Gelephu.

The tournament will be precursor to the 2022 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. Eight Asian countries—Malaysia, UAE, Kuwait, China, Hongkong, Myanmar, Nepal, and Bhutan—will take part in the tournament.

According to assistant coach, Kumar Subba, the team has been reformed and has been training very hard. “The players are physically and mentally prepared for a good fight”.

Team captain, Yeshey Choden, who has been a national player for the last 14 years, is confident.  “We are better prepared for the tournament and I am proud to lead the team for the first time to the ICC qualifier tournament.”

Edited by Jigme Wangchuk