ICC Women's World Cup 2017: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh offers post of DSP to Harmanpreet Kaur

PTI, Jul, 24 2017

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has offered a job in the Punjab Police to Indian batswoman Harmanpreet Kaur following her stellar performance in the ICC Women's World Cup in England.

India's Harmanpreet Kaur during her innings in the final against England on Sunday. AP

India's Harmanpreet Kaur during her innings in the final against England on Sunday. AP

Singh offered the post of a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) to Kaur if she so desired to join the police force, the Chief Minister's spokesman said here on Monday. Kaur hails from Moga district.

She had led the Indian women cricket team to the finals of the World Cup with her unbeaten 171-run knock from just 115 balls against the formidable Australian women cricket side on Friday.

The Chief Minister also promised to review the sports policy of the state to undo the "injustice" done to Kaur by the previous Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP government which had refused to give her a job.

Kaur went on to join the Indian Railways in Mumbai to sustain her sporting career.

"The young girl had done Punjab proud with her superb performance that had steered Team India to a semi-final victory and given a tight fight to England in the final match to emerge a close second," Singh said in a statement after the women's World Cup final at London's Lord's cricket ground.

He said she deserved all the adulation and recognition that was coming her way.

He also announced a Rs 5 lakh cash award for Kaur.

"Taking cognizance of media reports that Harmanpreet had wanted to join the Punjab Police some years ago, the Chief Minister said his government was keen to correct the wrong perpetrated on the young cricketer by the (Parkash Singh) Badal government, which had refused to accommodate the national player in Punjab Police," the spokesman said.

Singh, who called up Harmanpreet's father Harmandar Singh on Sunday, said his government would initiate steps to change the sports policy to accommodate budding sportspersons in government jobs, which the erstwhile Badal government had denied.

Flaying the Akali Dal government's "blunt dismissal of Harmanpreet's request for a police job to make both ends meet when she was at the start of her career", the Chief Minister told Harmandar Singh that if his daughter was still keen on a government job, he would look into a change in the sports policy to provide the same to her.


Published Date: Jul 24, 2017 | Updated Date: Jul 24, 2017

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115