New Delhi: PUSH Sports is excited to announce the Anjum Chopra scholarship, which aims to support and promote the development of young, talented female cricketers. The scholarship includes financial support of INR 1 lac per year towards training at PUSH Sports Arenas and the opportunity to participate in exclusive tours within India and abroad for over 12 months. This scholarship will help aspiring athletes achieve their full potential on and off the field. These opportunities have come when Push Sports continues to focus strongly on Women’s and Girls’ cricket across the country.
The Anjum Chopra Scholarship program goes beyond training and exposure. Push Sports will also work towards getting the athletes the best equipment and gear through corporate sponsorships and work with them long-term to craft a successful sports career under the guidance of experienced professionals and mentors.
Ms Anjum Chopra, a Padma Shriand Arjuna Award recipient, is foremost in women’s cricket. A former captain of the Indian women’s cricket team with an international playing career spanning 17 years, she is a notable face as a broadcaster on television. After playing and working closely at the grass root and state level, Anjum Chopra mentioned, “It is a privilege and pride to be associated with such a scholarship programme.”
On the announcement, Mr. Puru Singh, Founder of Push Sports and former Delhi State player, said, “Ms. Anjum Chopra will closely monitor the ten selected athletes herself. Push Sports stands for Passionate Underdog Sports House, and this is a well-thought-out gesture to give a firm push to the young girl/ women players that are training with us.
He mentioned that with financial assistance and accessibility to quality training and coaching facilities, the scholarship would encourage more families to to allow girls/ women to take up the game as a profession.
The announcement comes at a time when three female cricketers Ms.Shubhi Sharma and Ms.Ayati Sadotra, has been selected to represent the Uttar Pradesh Under19 team and Jammu & Kashmir Under 15 team, respectively. Also, Ms.Ishika has been selected for the Delhi Women’s Sr. team for the Senior Women’s One Day Trophy for the domestic season 2022-23.