Amid the ongoing cricket season in the country, a mixed gender T20 exhibition is round the corner as a part of campaign launched by Royal Challenge Sports Drink. The game will witness Royal Challengers Bangalore stars like Virat Kohli and others play alongside Indian International cricketers Harmanpreet Kaur, Mithali Raj and others.
The date and venue for the exhibition game is yet to be decided.
RCB skipper Virat Kohli said that cricket sees no gender inequality and equality in the game is a reflection of keeping men and women on the same page in real life.
“Be it men or women, cricket is one game, and I want to urge fans to break the boundaries that exist in their mind that divides the sport by gender. Equality in sports is ultimately a reflection of equality in life, and if we want a better tomorrow, then we need to say #ChallengeAccepted and start breaking down all stereotypes,” Kohli stated in a press release.
Mithali Raj talks about inequality in cricket
India’s ODI skipper said that despite the dream run in 2017 world cup, there still remains inequality in men’s and women’s cricket in terms of salary, coverage and fan support.
“Over the recent years, women’s cricket has made a lot of progress in terms of earning respect from fans and experts, but the playing field is still not equal. The true difference is seen when there is parity in opportunities, salaries, coverage and fan support,” Mithali said.