Women’s Cricket makes its Commonwealth Games debut in T20 format at Birmingham 2022 and Sue Strachan, Cricket Scotland’s President and current Women’s Team Tour Manager will bring a wealth of experience to her role as Team Manager.
One of Scottish Women in Sport’s founder members, Sue welcomes the inclusion of the women’s game in Birmingham as Scotland set their sights on qualifying for the eight-team tournament.
“I am absolutely delighted to have been selected as Team Scotland Commonwealth Games Women,s T20 Cricket team manager,” said Sue.
She continued “This is such a fabulous opportunity for our sport to be included in the games for Birmingham 2022 and will allow us the opportunity to compete against the best teams in the Commonwealth whilst also increasing public awareness of our athletes.
“This has the potential to be a gamechanger for women’s cricket in Scotland and to help young female cricketers see their role models playing for Scotland.
“For our national women’s team to be part of a multisport games environment for the first time and to represent their county alongside the top athletes in the Commonwealth sports arena – an experience they will value for the rest of their lives.
“I will work to ensure that as Team Manager I will do everything within my power to enable our team of athletes and support staff to perform at their very best.”
Cricket Scotland CEO Gus Mackay said “We are delighted for Sue that she has been announced as our team manager for the Commonwealth Games.
“Her involvement and dedication to developing the sport in Scotland is inspirational and we look forward to her supporting our women’s national team as both team manager and role model. “
The next Commonwealth Games will be held in Birmingham, England 27 July – 7 August 2022 and Scotland will play in the qualifying tournament for the event in early 2022.