MUMBAI: JSW Sports has announced the signing of 21-year-old Indian women cricketer Jemimah Rodrigues on a multi-year deal. As part of the association, Rodrigues’ commercial and brand partnerships will be managed by the sports wing of the JSW Group.
The all-rounder was earlier represented by Baseline Ventures, which had signed her on in 2018.
Jemimah became only the second Indian woman to score a double-century in ODI cricket when she scored an unbeaten 202 for Mumbai against Saurashtra in 2017. She made her debut for the Indian Women’s Team in a T20 encounter against South Africa in February 2018 and went on to make her ODI bow for India against Australia only one month later.
Jemimah has played across various Leagues, representing Northern Superchargers in the Hundred (England), for whom she recorded the highest individual score with an unbeaten 92 against Oval Invincibles in July 2021. She has also turned out for Melbourne Renegades in the Women’s Big Bash League (Australia). As part of her franchise career, Jemimah has also won the Player of the Series at the 2019 Women’s T20 Challenge, winning the title with IPL Supernovas in the process. Jemimah was previously awarded the Jagmohan Dalmiya Award for Best Domestic Junior Women’s Cricketer in 2016-17 and 2017-18.
“We’re really happy to welcome Jemimah to the JSW Sports family. At JSW Sports, we are big supporters of women in Sport, and we believe she has immense potential to grow both as an athlete, and a brand. We’re looking forward to working closely with her,” said Divyanshu Singh, head of Sales and Marketing at JSW Sports.
JSW Sports also handles commercial partnerships for Neeraj Chopra, Rishabh Pant, Sakshi Malik, Bajrang Punia and several other Indian athletes.