Cricket Scotland is delighted to announce a live question and answer session with international cricketers Abtaha Maqsood, Leigh Kasperek and Priyanaz Chatterji.
Taking place on Thursday 29th October from 6pm to 7pm, clubs across Scotland are invited to attend and get their questions ready as we talk all things women’s cricket as part of our Scottish Women and Girls in Sport Week.
The session will be hosted by Women and Girls’ Development Manager Rosy Ryan and Scottish cricket journalist Jake Perry via the GoToWebinar platform.
About the panelists
21-year-old Glasgow born Abtaha is one of Scotland’s most promising leg-spinners. Abtaha began playing cricket aged 11 for Poloc who she continues to play for now alongside West of Scotland CC. After playing club cricket for just four months, Abtaha was called up to train with the Scotland U17s where she made her age-grade debut at the age of 12.
27-year-old Priyanaz was born and grew up in Dundee. Her love for cricket started in the back garden where she would play with her brother and sister under the supervision of father and grandmother. After returning from a year in Australia, aged six, she decided to follow her brother to the local cricket club, Forfarshire CC. Here she played in all junior age groups and eventually ended up playing for the senior teams. It wasn’t until Priyanaz was invited into the Scotland U16s at the age of 12 that she started playing girls cricket. Priyanaz went on to make her Scotland debut in 2008 aged 15.
Leigh Kasperek has been described as one of the finest off-spinners in the women’s game. Born in Edinburgh, the 28-year-old played age-group cricket for Scotland and represented the senior team aged just 15. After spending a campaign with Wellington out in New Zealand, Leigh moved to Otago to further develop her skills. Leigh was called up to the New Zealand team and made her ODI debut against India in Bangalore in 2015. She currently plays for Wellington.