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English Women’s Cricket takes a Step Forward

It’s tempting to think that women’s sport always comes second. The latest possibility: Championship cricket is scheduled to start on 1 August. For women’s cricket… a void. Decisions are still being made. In truth, even without the pandemic helping to cause chaos, the structures of English women’s cricket needed urgent overhaul. And Clare Connor, Director

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Sussex Cricket announces BACA as its State school partner

Sussex Cricket has announced a new three-year partnership agreement between the Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA), the Aldridge Foundation and Sussex Cricket.  This flagship partnership continues to see Sussex Cricket leading the way in giving children at state schools the chance to break into the top tiers of men’s and women’s cricket. For Sussex Cricket, BACA is

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Regional Retainer signings confirmed

The eight regions of the new Women’s Elite Domestic Structure have announced their Regional Retainer signings. The 25 players represent the first tranche of professional women’s domestic cricketers. When the 40 full-time contracts are awarded – which ECB intends to award this year, despite the repercussions of COVID-19 – all Regional Retainer players will progress on

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ICC place emphasis on continued investment in the women’s game

Former Australia cricketer and Executive General Manager of Community Cricket at Cricket Australia, Belinda Clark and Arijana Demirovic, head of FIFA’s Women’s Football Development, discussed the challenges ahead in the one-hour conversation moderated by commentator Mel Jones. The two discussed the infrastructure and environment needed to encourage women in sports and felt the coming period

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England Women confirm back to training plans

Twenty-four England Women cricketers will return to individual training on Monday June 22 as plans continue for a proposed tri-series with India and South Africa in September. The players will return across six venues, initially training on their own before progressing to small group training. Squads for specific formats will be named in due course,

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ECB confirm Regional Retainers

The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has today confirmed that up to 24 women’s domestic cricketers will receive a Regional Retainer starting on June 1. The eight Regions (outlined below) will recruit the players, who will adhere to strength and conditioning programmes and undertake certain online modules including anti-corruption and anti-doping education. They will also give

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ICC announces allocation of points for cancelled series

The ICC Women’s Championship Technical Committee (TC) has decided that teams will share points in all three series in the ICC Women’s Championship that did not take place during the competition window. Force Majeure sees points split in three series India and Pakistan share points after their series could not be played; points also split

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