20-year-old Uma Chetry of Assam’s Golaghat district has scripted history by becoming the first cricketer from this northeastern state to be named in the country’s national squad.
Uma will be a part of the Indian women’s cricket team that will tour Bangladesh this month (July 2023).
Congratulating her on the achievement, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote on Twitter on Monday (2nd July 2023): “Cricketing in Assam enters a glorious new chapter as we proudly witness our first-ever representation in the Indian Women’s National Cricket Team. Congratulations to Uma Chetry for her remarkable achievement, becoming the trailblazer from our state to don the Blue jersey! “We support Uma and the team in their upcoming tour to Bangladesh, wishing them resounding success on the field.” Speaking to PTI over phone from her residence at Kandulimari village of Bokakhat, Uma’s brother Bijoy Chetri said, “We got the news late last night. We could speak to her this morning once. We all are extremely happy and proud of her.” The only girl among her five siblings and the youngest of them, Uma’s love for cricket started from the days when she first lifted a plastic bat..
Source : The Print