WPL – Sania Mirza appointed mentor of Royal Challengers Bangalore
Sania Mirza has been appointed mentor of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team at the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL).
“It is a pleasure for me to join the RCB women’s team as a mentor,” Mirza, the greatest Indian woman tennis player, said in a statement. “Indian women’s cricket has seen a tectonic shift with the Women’s Premier League, and I am really looking forward to being a part of this revolutionary pitch. RCB and its brand philosophy perfectly resonates with my vision and outlook as that’s how I have approached my playing career and it’s also how I see contributing to sports post my retirement.
“RCB has been a popular team and much followed team in the IPL over the years. I am immensely happy to see them building a team for the Women’s Premier League as it will push the women’s sports to new heights in the country, open new doors to women cricketers and help make sports the first career choice for young girls and young parents with a girl child.”
Mirza, the winner of six Grand Slam titles across women’s doubles and mixed doubles, retired from the sport after the Australian Open earlier this year, where she and her partner Rohan Bopanna finished runners-up in the mixed doubles category.
More to follow…