Award Name : Arjuna Award
Year of Award : 2005
Award for : Sports and Games
Location : New Delhi, NCT, India
Anju Jain is a former Indian cricketer. She was born on August 11, 1974 in New Delhi. She played Women's Test cricket (8 matches between 1995 and 2003) and ODI cricket (65 matches between 1993 and 2005) for India. She opened the innings and was the team wicket-keeper. She captained the Indian team in 8 ODI matches, all during the 2000 Cricinfo Women's Cricket World Cup where India advanced to the semi-finals before losing to New Zealand. She played for Air India women's cricket team in the Indian women's domestic league.The only player to have played for consecutive four world cups. Her 81 dismissals behind the wicket stands in the fourth position in terms of all-time dismissals by wicket-keepers from all countries. Anju received the Arjuna Award in 2005 for her sporting achievements from then President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, hence been declared the best sportsperson of the year in Cricket. She has been a coach associated with development of youth and women's cricketers of Andhra Pradesh. She has also been a coach to Odisha and Tripura as well as for the Indian side. Currently she is the coach of Assam.