IWL has provided a broader base of players: Maymol
As the Indian Women's League (IWL) 2019-20 enters its summit clash on Friday, national team head coach Maymol Rocky feels that she has a broader base...
New Delhi : As the Indian Women's League (IWL) 2019-20 enters its summit clash on Friday, national team head coach Maymol Rocky feels that she has a broader base of players to choose from after witnessing the group stages and semifinals played at the Bangalore Football Stadium in Bengaluru.
"The number of players has increased. The competition is higher and I'm really happy that I've got a bigger base of players to choose from," Rocky told aiff.com.
"Once the tournament is over and we start our training camps, you will see a few new faces and youngsters, for sure," she added.
The big news ahead of the start of the IWL 2019-20 Final Round was that Indian national team forward Bala Devi became the first female player from the country to get a professional contract with a European club - Rangers Women FC in Scotland.
Rocky feels that Bala will help the national team, as the attacker would already have played at a higher level, when she would join the Indian team for international matches and camps.
"It's really good that Bala is playing in a higher competitive league in Europe, and it's good for us as well, because she will come back and perform for us whenever she is required to," she said.