English cricket seems to assemble back towards normalcy. With the test series against Windies at their own turf, men have already moved into the game. Women, on the other hand, have been assured by the English cricket board of all facilities and resources. With the arrival of the pandemic, the domestic season seems to have taken the brunt.
One cannot, however, deny significant measures in this regard. Recent updates show that the new branding of the team has been completed. The team will be called Sunrisers. Further, the London and East Regional Women’s hub have named Trevor Griffin as head coach of their Sunrisers.
It is being speculated that the entry of someone like Griffin will bring loads of experience to Women’s Elite Domestic Structure. He has taken the charge of Western Storm and got two Kia Super League titles for them. Moreover, he has worked with the England Women Academy. He shall continue his services as the head coach of the Sydney Thunder in Women’s Big Bash League.
It has to be noted that he was supposed to guide the London Spirit franchise in the Hundred before it was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. He said that “I’m delighted to have been asked to take up the fantastic role of Sunrisers head coach in this brand-new era for women’s cricket”. He further added that “There are a lot of talented players within the region and I’m really looking forward to working with Danni (Warren) and the linked counties to develop them into a strong Sunrisers squad, achieve their ambitions and ultimately see some of them progress onto the England pathway”.
Danni Warren who is the regional director of Women’s Cricket said that: “I’ve known Trevor for a while, through mutual players, and having worked with him over the last six months linking with London Spirit”. She added that “Every time I worked with Trevor it became obvious that a more skilled and passionate candidate would be hard to find. Trevor’s knowledge of the women’s game, both here in England and internationally, is immense and something I cannot wait to be able to tap in to”.
Further, hamhigh.co.uk has quoted her saying that “Trevor and I share a vision to develop the talent in our region, whilst embedding sustainable pathways that will allow players to thrive. Women’s cricket has a wonderful opportunity to really grow and Trevor is a key component in the workforce I am looking to develop for the Sunrisers”.
Fans will hope that the addition of experienced professionals will add more to the game at the regional or domestic level. In the time of the pandemic, strengthening the structure for the future seems wise.