At just 14 years of age, Ngawang Choden is the youngest player in the national women’s cricket team. Ngawang is currently training in Thimphu for the upcoming T20 World Cup Qualifier tournament to be held in Malaysia later this year.
The rising star of Bhutan women’s cricket Ngawang was born and lived her early years in Samdrup Jongkhar before migrating south to Gelephu with her family.
It was back in 2017 when she first came in contact with the sport during a school tournament. “I believe she is born to play this game,” said Kumar Subha, the person who discovered her talent. “She is a quick learner and has grown herself technically and mentally within a short period of time.”
The young star’s persistent passion for cricket saw her participation in many cricket tournaments conducted under the Sarpang district that bagged her ample appreciation for her consistent performances. “She would bat against the boys and would also turn up for any training I conducted”, said Kumar.
According to the CEO of Bhutan Cricket, “She has a bright future in cricket as she is technically tuned and possesses the potential to become a star in world cricket.” “She has to be nurtured professionally and we are already working on it,” he added.