FairBreak is a global platform promoting gender equality and equal access to men and women to thrive in sports. Fair break’s vision is, “A world where people have fair and equal access to opportunities that enable them to succeed in their chosen endeavor, independent of gender or geographical location.” Reaching to every corner of the world FairBreak is committed to creating opportunities and pathways through landmark initiative.
It’s an organisation that aims to create equal opportunities for women in sports, business, media, arts and education.
FairBreak XI, a women’s cricket team consisting of eleven women from eleven different countries will play against Sir Paul Getty XI at Wormsley Cricket Ground Stokenchurch, Bukinghamshire, England to celebrate gender equality globally. The eleven countries are Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Oman, Rwanda, Singapore, USA, Vanuatu and West Indies. The FairBreak XI will be captained by New Zealand batswoman Suzie Bates. The team consists of Akanksha Kohli (India), Alex Blackwell (Australia), Diane Bimenyimana (Rwanda), Divya G K (Singapore), Divya Saxena (Canada), Mariko Hill (Hong Kong), Laxmi Yadav (India), Nadia Gruny (USA), Selina Solman (Vanuatu), Shamilia Conell (West Indies), Suzie Bates (New Zealand) and Vaishali Jesrani (Oman).
Suzie Bates, NZ
Alex Blackwell, AUS
Selina Solman, Vanuatu
Diviya GK, Singapore
Diane Bimenyimana, Rwanda
Nadia Gruhy, USA
Lakshmi Yadav, India
Divya Saxena, Canada
Akanksha Koli, India (Click here to Read Akanksha's complete interview)
Mariko Hill, HK (Click here to watch our interview with Mariko)
Shamillia Connell, WI
Vaishali Jesrani, Oman
Sir Paul Getty XI
(c) Charlotte Edwards, Hampshire and ex England
Arran Brindle, Southern Vipers
Laura MaCleod, ex England
Linsey Smith, Sussex
Lea Tahuhu, NZ
Lauren Bell, Berkshire
Charlie Dean, Hampshire
Achini Perera, Canada
Mary Waldron, Ireland
Naomi Dattani, Middlesex
Ciara Metcalfe, Ireland
The teams will be coached and managed by Saba Nasim from UK and Khyati Gulani from India.
The inaugural match will be held on 30 May, 2018 at Wormsley cricket ground, one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in England will be hosting a women’s cricket match for the first time. The gender equality summit will be held in conjugation with the Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network and naming rights sponsor 23 Capital.
"Too often women's cricket is viewed as a cut-down version of men's cricket but it should be seen as a stand-alone product," said Shaun Martyn, founder of Fairbreak, an organization that works towards gender equality. "To have players from Rwanda, Oman and Vanuatu in the Fairbreak team is fantastic. Hopefully, this will be a revelation for women's cricket and how it's viewed."
By buying the tickets to the match not only you encourage gender equality in sports and other fields but also help end energy poverty. For every ticket purchased a SolarBuddy light will be put in the hands of a child living in darkness.
FairBreak is a developing network that originated in Australia. The global team is passionate about fairness, equality, opportunity and the pursuit of pure sport. We believe in the power of partnerships to achieve gender equality on a truly global scale as stated on their website. The foundation also supports the Sri Ayyappan School in Bangalore, they make available essential cricket equipment and visits through ambassadors and players providing coaching and mentoring advice. They have also, with their CPR partners supplied energy through Solar Buddy Lights to students at school.
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