BCCI announces Women’s T20 challenge squads: Smriti, Harmanpreet and Mithali to leadHarmanpreet Kaur, Smrithi Mandhana and Mithali Raj will lead the Supernovas, Trailblazers and Velocity teams in the Women’s T20 challenge, to be played between May 6 and 11 in Jaipur.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 25, 2019UPDATED: April 25, 2019 23:19 IST Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur and Mithali Raj will lead the three teams. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBCCI has announced teams for Women’s T20 challenge which will be played in JaipurHarmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj will lead the three teamsAll the teams consists of 13 players with four overseas cricketers eachHarmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj will lead the Supernovas, Trailblazers and Velocity teams respectively in the upcoming Women’s T20 Challenge to be played between May 6 and 11 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.India’s best cricketers and future stars will be joined by international players from England, New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in a four-match tri-series.All the teams consists of 13 players with four overseas cricketers each.Some of the top international stars to feature in the series are England’s Natalie Sciver (Supernovas), New Zealand’s Sophie Devine (Supernovas), West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor (Trailblazers), England’s Sophie Ecclestone (Trailblazers), New Zealand’s Suzie Bates (Trailblazers), England’s Danielle Wyatt (Velocity) and New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr (Velocity) among others.While WV Raman will coach the Supernovas, Biju George and Mamta Maben have been named as the coaches of Trailblazers and Velocity teams respectively.Teams:Supernovas: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Anuja Patil, Arundhati Reddy, Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka), Jemimah Rodrigues, Lea Tahuhu (New Zealand), Mansi Joshi, Natalie Sciver (England), Poonam Yadav, Priya Punia, Radha P Yadav, Sophie Devine (New Zealand), Taniya Bhatia (WK).Trailblazers: Smriti Mandhana (Captain), Bharti Fulmali, Dayalan Hemlatha, Deepti Sharma, Harleen Deol, Jasia Akhtar, Jhulan Goswami, R Kalpana (WK), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shakera Selman (West Indies), Sophie Ecclestone (England), Stafanie Taylor (West Indies), Suzie Bates (New Zealand).Velocity: Mithali Raj (Captain), Amelia Kerr (New Zealand), Danielle Wyatt (England), Devika Vaidya, Ekta Bisht, Hayley Matthews (West Indies), Jahanara Alam (Bangladesh), Komal Zhanzad, Shafali Verma, Shikha Pandey, Sushma Verma (WK), Sushree Dibyadarshini, Veda Krishnamurthy.advertisementAlso Read | Mithali Raj ready to give 2021 Women’s World Cup a shotAlso Read | Mithali Raj backs women’s IPL after World Cup performanceFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow Mithali RajFollow Harmanpreet KaurFollow Women’s T20 ChallengeFollow BCCIFollow Smriti Mandhana
Marking World Oceans Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the international community to do more to reverse degradation of the marine environment, which influences virtually all aspects of life on the planet.“Let us work together to create new waves of action for ocean sustainability – for people and the planet,” Mr. Ban said in a message marking the Day.“From trade to food to climate regulation, the oceans are integral to all of humanity. This is particularly so for coastal dwellers whose income and culture are irrevocably bound to the sea,” the UN chief said.“If we are to fully benefit from the oceans, we must reverse the degradation of the marine environment due to pollution, overexploitation and acidification,” he said, urging all nations to work towards that end, including by joining and implementing the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, the broad based treaty governing the world’s waters, often referred to as “the Constitution of the oceans.” Given the important role played by oceans for the planet’s food security, and the health and survival of all life, as well energy needs, the General Assembly decided that, from 2009, 8 June would be designated by the United Nations as ‘World Oceans Day’ to raise global awareness of the current challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans.This year’s theme for the Day is “Oceans and People.” The United Nations has planned a host of activities organized by the world body’s Division for Oceans and the Law of the Sea.The observance of the Day will take place at UN Headquarters on Monday starting at 1:15 p.m., with opening remarks by Patricia O’Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs. The event is being held in coordination with the American Museum of Natural History.Meanwhile, later this evening, New York City landmark, the Empire State Building will be lit in white, blue and purple representing the different layers of the ocean.