It is time for cricket and for the Indian Premier League, in particular, to change its practices and stop the objectification of women in an attempt to sell their combination of cricket and entertainment.
The state needs to provide better sports facilities in government schools and colleges in order to inculcate sports as a gender-neutral activity and actively promote the participation of women in sports.
Mithali Raj, the captain of the Indian Women's Cricket Team has created history by creating an unbeaten world record of 6,000-run mark in the ODIs.
Padmini Rout holds the honours of International Master and Woman Grandmaster and has been a world champion since 2008.
Aditi Ashok is a young golfer representing India at the international level and the winner of 3 Ladies European Tours.
An erstwhile national volleyball and football athlete, Arunima Sinha is the first woman with an amputation to scale Mount Everest.
Five players from India bagged gold medals in the AIBA Women's Boxing Championship in Guwahati, putting India top of the medal chart.
Nowadays, organisations are undertaking programs where they initiate development through sports, with focus on women and adolescent girls.
When it comes to reporting about sportswomen, media representation also reflects the sexist and discriminatory nature of society.
Insha Mir has struggled against patriarchal diktats for over a decade and today captains her college cricket team.