Visva-Bharati has determined to shape separate women’s groups in different sports activities for the first time, brought about via the denial of permission for a 20-12 months-vintage woman to play cricket with boys in opposition. Megha Das Kabiraj, a 2nd yr undergraduate scholar of zoology at Siksha Bhavana in Visva-Bharati, has been a district-level cricketer for years. The varsity organized an inter-Bhavana cricket event on March eleven, where Megha 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 simply because I am a female.” She then wrote to vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty about the choice taken by the college’s sports board.
“When the sports activities board assembly was held in February, no one was hostile to my inclusion inside the group. But days before the health, the 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 approaching the VC, she decided to have girls’ sports groups in cricket, kho-kho, volleyball, and soccer.”