Sarah Bryce selected for ICC Women’s Global Development Team

Lizzie Sleet @CricketScotland
May 24, 2018 6 years
Sarah Bryce selected for ICC Women’s Global Development Team
Sarah Bryce looks to hit out

Cricket Scotland would like to congratulate Sarah Bryce of the Scotland women’s squad, who has been selected for the ICC Women’s Global Development Team.

Bryce will be part of the squad 13-member squad who will play the Surrey Stars, Loughborough Lightning and Western Storm in five matches as part of their preparation for the ECB Super League.

The initiative, a partnership between the ICC and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), aims at providing exposure to teams outside the top-eight ranked sides who feature in the ICC Women’s Championship and make World Twenty20Is more competitive in the coming years.

The squad, which also includes two players each from Ireland, the Netherlands, PNG and Uganda and the UAE, was selected from a pool following three nominations each from teams participating in the Qualifier.

On the news Sarah Bryce said, “Having been on an ICC Rookie placement with the Hobart Hurricanes in December, I’m really excited to get the opportunity to play against some KSL players that I’ve been able to watch on TV over the last couple of years and put what I’ve learnt into practice.

It’ll also be a great chance to get to know some other players from around the world and share ideas and learn from them. It’ll be a great way to test myself against some of the best women players.”

Clare Connor, Director England Women’s Cricket and Chair of ICC Women’s Committee: “Since the launch of our competition in 2016, we have been considering how we might use it as a platform to provide other playing opportunities for players around the world.

“We’re hopeful that a Global Development Team – playing five games against some of our Super League teams immediately after the ICC World T20 Qualifiers – can offer those players representing the Associate Members those opportunities. We are looking forward to welcoming a diverse playing squad, representing countries as far-reaching as Uganda, Papua New Guinea and Bangladesh, as well as several of our European neighbours.”

The fixtures:

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 1030 Surrey Stars New Malden, Surrey
1500 Surrey Stars New Malden, Surrey
Thursday, July 19, 2018 1030 Loughborough Lightning Haslegrave, Loughborough
1430 Loughborough Lightning Haslegrave, Loughborough
Friday, July 20, 2018 1430 Western Storm Bath CC

The Women’s Global Development Squad:

Jahanara Alam, Khadiza-Tul Kubra, Rumana Ahmed (all Bangladesh); Gaby Lewis, Lucy O’Reilly (both Ireland); Sterre Kalis and Heather Siegers (both Netherlands); Kaia Arua and Ravini Oa (both PNG); Gertrude Candiru and Immaculate Nakisuyi (both Uganda); Sarah Bryce (Scotland); Esha Oza (UAE). Head coach: Sean Trouw; Mentor Coach: Mark Lane.

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