Pakistani star Javeria Khan has been named to lead a Women’s Global Development Squad (WGDS), which will play Twenty20 matches on a tour of England, including two against the ECB Super League teams Southern Vipers and Surrey Stars.
Players from seven countries feature in the third WGDS squad, which will get to play against world-class players during a one-week tour of England.
Javeria thinks that the players in her team will learn a lot during their busy schedule and hope to share their knowledge with them.
“I find it a real honour to be selected as the captain of the Women’s Global Development Squad, I aim to pass on my experience to the members of my squad while at the same time I would look at improving my own game in terms of both the mental side and skillset.”
“I am looking forward to enjoying and experiencing companionship with players from different nationalities who are gathering for the event. This program will not only acquaint me with their culture, but also with their approach towards the game,” she added.
Holly Colvin, head of women’s cricket at ICC, said the WGDS ‘third enlarged edition will provide more opportunities for players to learn and grow on and off the field.
“We have appointed Javeria as captain because we felt it was important that a senior player guide the team and impart the nuances of the game on the field,” said Colvin. “There is nothing like learning first hand and I am sure the other players will acquire a lot from her.”
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17 November, 2019