As many as nine former Indian Women cricketers will be awarded with the life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), for which BCCI’s verification has also been taken into consideration. The nine players comprises of Diana Edulji, Shantha Rangaswamy, Shubhangi Kulkarni, Sudha Shah, Sandhya Agarwal, Neetu David, Gargi Banerjee, Shashi Gupta and Amita Sharma. These 9 women cricketers will now be sharing their names along with Sunil Gavaskar and Gundappa Vishwanath, who have been honoured with life membership of MCC. In 2016, it was Anjum Chopra who was bestowed with life membership of MCC. BCCI Awards 2017: Full transcript of Shantha Rangaswamy emotional speech
Anjum was the first Indian Women cricketer to get the prestigious life membership of MCC. Zaheer Khan and Virender Sehwag were also awarded around the same time. Earlier, MCC has awarded several men and women players who are associated with the game with Honorary Life Membership.
Meanwhile, BCCI also rewarded the Indian women cricketers for their contribution to the game with one-time benefit award. The list comprised of Bheroze Edulji, Sunita Singh, Vrinda Bhagat, Deepa Kulkarni, Sangita Dabir and Arundhati Ghosh. The award was given away based of the number of matches played by these cricketers over time, First Post reported.
Recently, MCC ratified the use of tethers to limit the distance that that bails can travel when the wicket is broken with an aim to protect wicketkeepers from freak injuries.
MCC has decided to alterate Law 8.3, following an approach from two companies — one from South Africa and the other from the UK — who have submitted designs for mechanisms that tether the bails to the stumps, without limiting their ability to be dislodged.