Ayati Sadotra & Shubhi Sharma
New Delhi: Two budding women cricketers from Push Sports Academy have been chosen to represent the respective states of Jammu, Kashmir, and Uttar Pradesh. Shubhi Sharma & Ayati Sadotra will represent the Under 19 Uttar Pradesh team and the Under 15 Jammu & Kashmir team, respectively. Ayati has been chosen as the captain of the J&K team. The announcements came soon after two cricketers were selected for the Under 19 Delhi teams last month.
Puru Singh, Founder of Push Sports and former Delhi State Player, said, “This is a feather in the cap for Push Sports. We can proudly say that our coaching, advisory and treatment of players are gender-neutral, and we are on the right path of guiding our students to attain their dreams through Sports. We have always targeted to be the best, but this is the first time our students’ performance has proven our credentials.”
‘Push Sports’, the start-up focusing on ‘Sports Education’ to catalyze fitness through mind and body, has been working with budding women cricketers to bring in the much-needed gender parity in the arena of sports and cricket.
As Puru reiterated, “Push Sports essentially stands for Passionate Underdog Sports House, and this announcement will give a firm push to the young girl athletes that are training with us. Societal pressure from family for higher studies or otherwise force them off the circuit many times, even though they are committed to the game. We sincerely hope these results will also help others follow their passion.”
“It is a celebration of success at the grass-root level. There are so many constraints for a sports career and, further to it, the gender disparity within society. We are happy to showcase success and also build on the same. Push Sports intends to support the individual girls who are challenging their boundaries to success,” he added.
Incidentally, the India Cricket scene is expected to change, especially from the Women’s cricket perspective. With IPL about to announce a women chapter and the Under19 world cup for women already underway, India should be ready with talents. The entire ecosystem in sports, led by Cricket is maturing towards gender parity which women athletes has never seen before. Push Sports is determined to establish a more equitable gender balance and increased levels of female engagement across all aspects of the sport. Even from a strategic point of view, this is one of the best times to scout women’s talent at the grassroot level and nurture them in cricket.
Founded in 2019, Push sports is a Delhi-based Sports Education & Infrastructure start-up with a mission to catalyze fitness through sports especially focusing on school-going children to minimize screen time, provide an opportunity for physical activity and provide a balanced diet to minimize health issues among children constructively.
About Push Sports
Incorporated in 2019, Push Sports is a start-up that primarily focuses on ‘Sports Education’ – catalyzing fitness through sports-led interventions while also monetizing the physical sports infrastructure across education institutions and corporate sports houses to make it more sustainable.
Led by Puru Singh, Delhi Ranji Player, the journey of Push Sports kicked off with the Cricket First Agenda. NitinPahuja, the co-founder, and Mukul Grover, the cricket enthusiast, complemented his efforts wholeheartedly. Apart from training the children, Push Sports also organizes field tournaments and matches. It has a subscriber base of 2000+ customers with 400+ sports education subscribers and 1500+ pay-to-play customers.