New Delhi, Sept. 25 -- : Union Cabinet Minister of Women and Child Development and Minority Affairs, Smriti Irani today meet with the team of five women umpires and match officials who have been officiating in the ongoing Legends League Cricket (LLC) at her residence here on Saturday.

This is a first-of-a-kind initiative in Indian cricket where ICC-approved match officials Gayathri Venugopalan, Shivani Mishra, Kim Cotton, Shubhda Bhosale and GS Laxmi have been officiating in a men's tournament for the first time in Indian Cricketing history.

In an interaction with the match officials, Minister applauded the remarkable initiative of Legends League to promote women umpires.

Special badges of 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' were also presented t...