India Women’s team captain Harmanpreet Kaur visits Anantnag, admires GR8 Sports

ANANTNAG [Raouf Dar] (KIMS) — India Women’s Cricket Team Captain Harmanpreet Kaur today visited the factory of GR8 Sports India Pvt Ltd. in Anantnag district, a leading manufacturer of Kashmir willow bats and the only ICC-approved brand in Kashmir.

Managing Director of GR8 Sports, Fawzul Kabiir welcomed the international Cricketer and emphasized the company’s commitment to excellence and quality. He highlighted the resilience of the Kashmir Willow Bat Manufacturing industry, stating, “Despite facing significant challenges over the years, we have managed to bounce back and produce top-quality results.”

GR8 Sports recently achieved success by supplying bats to the Caribbean Women’s Cricket team, whose players performed notably during their tour of Pakistan. Kabiir noted that this success is “a testament to the hard work, expertise, and advanced technology employed by GR8 Sports.”

Harmanpreet Kaur expressed her admiration for the high standards and impressive product line of GR8 Sports, praising the capabilities of local Indian manufacturers. “I am impressed by the standards and product line indigenously produced by local manufacturers like GR8 Sports. This visit reinforces my belief in the capabilities of Indian craftsmanship,” she said.

During her visit, Kabiir provided an overview of the state-of-the-art bat manufacturing process, emphasizing the company’s best practices and resilience in overcoming industry challenges. He also addressed misconceptions about Kashmir Willow bats, asserting their quality and performance as equal to or superior to English willow bats.

Kabiir highlighted GR8 Sports’ contributions to past T20 Cricket World Cups, including producing the bat that hit the longest six of the tournament. He stated, “GR8 Sports’ recent spree of success is a testament to the hard work, expertise, and craftsmanship that we combine with the use of the latest technology. We take pride in delivering quality bats that meet the rigorous standards of professional cricket.”

This visit underscored the global potential and excellence of Indian cricket equipment manufacturers. — (KIMS)