Harmanpreet Kaur's World Cup heroics recognised, Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh offers DSP post to star all-rounder

24 July 2017, 12:52 PM
Harmanpreet Kaur - File photo
Harmanpreet Kaur - File photo

Indian women's cricket team's star all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur has been recognised for her superlative efforts in the recently concluded World Cup by way of being offered a DSP's position by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. The Punjab CM said that he wants to "correct a wrong" done to her in the past.

Harmanpreet played a crucial role in India reaching the final of the ICC World Cup in England. Her hurricane knock of 171 against Australia in the semifinals was the highlight of her contribution.

Having already announced a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh for the batter, the CM offered her a job after speaking to her father Harmandar Singh in Moga. Harmanpreet had reportedly wanted to join the Punjab Police some years ago but had been denied by the force.

Amarinder said it was a "wrong perpetrated on the young cricketer by the previous Badal government, which had refused to accommodate the national player in Punjab Police." The chief minister also promised to review the state's sports policy to provide government jobs to young sportspersons like Harmanpreet.

First Published: Monday, July 24, 2017 12:47 PM
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