Chandigarh, Aug 2 (IANS) Fresh from her successful performances in the recently concluded Women’s World Cup, cricketer Harmapreet Kaur was on Wednesday handed over a cheque of Rs five lakh by Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here.
The Punjab chief minister directed Director General of Police (DGP) Suresh Arora to complete the necessary formalities for Harmanpreet’s appointment as a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in the state police.
Amarinder said her police training could be completed later and she could concentrate on her cricketing career.
Kaur, who hails from Moga district of Punjab, had led the Indian women cricket team to the final of the World Cup with her unbeaten 171-run knock from just 115 balls in the semi-finals against the formidable Australian women cricket side last month.
Amarinder, reacting to Harmanpreet’s performances in the World Cup, had promised to review the sports policy of Punjab to undo the “injustice” done to her by the previous Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP government in the state which refused to give her a job.
Kaur went to join the Indian Railways in Mumbai to sustain her sporting career.
Amarinder said on Wednesday that he would take up the issue of waiver of her employment bond with the Railways, so that she can join Punjab Police at the earliest, while continuing to pursue with her career as a cricketer.
“The way she emerged on the national scene had made all of Punjab proud. I am sure boys and girls of Punjab would be inspired by her to excel in sports,” he said.