USA Cricket Announces Talent Identification Events for Women and Girls

Promoting women’s cricket has been our primary goal at Female Cricket. We, and other lovers of the game, have strongly advocated newer avenues for the game. Nothing pleases a cricket lover more than the sight of watching the game in newer countries and more people joining the ride.

A heartening update reaches us from the United States of America. Lockdown may have affected the fixtures of bigger cricketing countries but America is ready to host its talent identification program for women. It a recent report, USA cricket has announced that it will continue with its talent identification program in the Western Front of the country.

 

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USA Women’s Cricket team. PC: usacricket/Twitter

 

Programs in West Zone with states namely California and Washington would mean the completion of the nationwide talent hunt program. In the report published, USA cricket has laid down elaborate and specific guidelines for fresh faces and for other experienced campaigners. It is important to note that the safety of players and coaches, in these times, is paramount to the board and it has assured that mandatory steps will be taken.

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Further, medical professionals will also be taken into the mix while the program is carried forward. Richard Done, who is the director of Cricket Operations for the USA cricket, said that “We are pleased to be able to reschedule the final two events to complete the series of talent identification events for women and girls. Our focus has very much been on player welfare for all of our cricketing activity in 2020 and putting in place guidelines and protocols to ensure that all participants, coaches, and volunteers are not put at any undue risk. The support from our local cricket communities has been terrific and October is shaping up to be an exciting month for women’s cricket in the USA. Starting out with the Plano, Texas event on October 11th and then moving on to San Francisco and Seattle for the following two weekends, we are anticipating three strongly attended events and some new and exciting talent to surface”.

America, with the sports-loving culture, can be an integral page in the history of cricket. The involvement of women, from around the world, in cricket will change the game for good. More female stars from these countries will enable women’s cricket to have its own identity. An identity that reflects people and enables them.

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