Visva-Bharati has determined to shape separate women’s groups in different sports activities for the first time, brought about via denial of permission for a 20-12 months-vintage woman to play cricket with boys in an opposition. Megha Das Kabiraj, a 2nd yr undergraduate scholar of zoology at Siksha Bhavana in Visva-Bharati, has been a district-level cricketer for the beyond years. The varsity organized an inter-Bhavana cricket event on March eleven, where Megha’s call becomes enlisted as a participant. But her name becomes struck off the listing at the last moment. Megha stated she became stunned after hearing the logic to drop her from the crew. “I used to coach with boys and that they had no hassle. I became hurt after I heard that I couldn’t play cricket simplest due to the fact I am a female.” She then wrote to vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty approximately the choice taken by the college’s sports board.
“When the sports activities board assembly was held in February, no one hostile my inclusion inside the group. But days before the healthy, deputy director of the sports board, Sudarshan Biswas, denied me permission to participate in the team for two reasons. One, the risk of damage for which I took all duty. The second motive turned into the possibility of absolutely everyone misbehaving with me,” Megha stated. However, a director, Visva-Bharati, who appears after the sports board, Narayan Mondal, said: “The lady had come to me. But we couldn’t permit her to play cricket with guys as per college norms. After she approached the VC, a decision become taken to have girls sports groups in cricket, kho-kho, volleyball, and soccer.”