The Senior Women’s Challenger Trophy was played to bring out the talent that the country has, as well as provide chances for younger players to make a comeback.
The man from Chhindwara born on 18th March 1921 improved Indian cricket with the talents and powers he held, His Christian family were freedom fighters and scholars. Completed B.com and F.C.A degrees being a chartered accountant by profession but playing club cricket in Nagpur in the beginning stage later becoming an umpire.
Senior Women’s Challenger Trophy – Positions he held:
President of Vidarbha cricket association in 1972-80, when the former president of India Pranab Mukherjee radioed the name of Narendra Prasad Rao Salve for the president of BCCI until 1985. India won the World Cup in 1983. He became chairman of the Asian Cricket Council which was created for the first time using his powers he got the rights to host the 1987 world cup in India and Pakistan.
- In 1967-77 Member of Lok Sabha.
- 1978-2002 Member of Rajya Sabha.
- 1975-77 became the chairman of the Lok sabha privilege committee.
- in 1982 became a cabinet minister under Indira Gandhi.
- In 1984-89 he became 9th chairman of the finance commission India.
- He was in the Ministry of information and Broadcasting, Ministry of Steels and Mines, Parliamentary Affairs.
BCCI started the NKP Salve challenger trophy in 1995 in appreciation for his contribution. The women’s edition began in 2008. The season played before the start of the Ranji trophy.
In the starting stage of the tournament, it was India seniors, India A and India B later in the year 2006 it became India Blue, India Red, India Green. In 2021-22 they added another team as India D.
4 points are allotted for each match. Teams with the same points in the table their net run rate will be taken into consideration.
A 50 over the game. Round-robin round played between three teams top two teams go on to finals, but in the latest edition, round-robin round played twice to determine the winner.
10 seasons were played totally from the start of the edition India blue with 5 title wins.
Senior Women’s Challenger Trophy: 2021-22:
The winner of the final season is India A women by 3 wickets.
Sabbhineni Meghana leading run-scorer of the tournament.Amanjot Kaur 55 high score in the final for team D.
Yastika Bhatia 86 and Chall Jhansi Lakshmi 64 high score for team A, these two added 95 run partnership for 3rd wicket.
Rajeshwari Gayakwad 4/36 in 10 overs in the final.
This tournament is considered as preparation for the women’s world cup starting in March 2022.