Kashmir’s Jasia Akhtar to play in Women’s Dhaka Premier League

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Jasia Akhtar. Pic: Special Arrangement/KSW

Srinagar, May 14: Jasia Akhtar, a Kashmiri woman cricketer, is all-set to play for Mohammedan Sporting Club in the upcoming Dhaka Premier Division Women Cricket League at Bangladesh.

A total of 11 teams will take part in the tournament, which starts from May 18. Jasia has also been a part of the tournament earlier; it would be her second stint in Bangladesh, playing this premier tourney.

Recently, Parvez Rasool, only J&K cricketer to have played international cricket, was a part of the men’s leg of this tournament.

Jasia, who is the captain of Rajasthan senior women’s team, has played in Women’s IPL and at several occasions came close to making it to the national team.

Born in Shopian, Jasia opted to play outside J&K and has been the most successful Kashmiri women cricketer.

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