Ladies cricketers say they would “love to go to LA” to pursue Olympic greatness after a strikingly fruitful introduction at the Commonwealth Games. Australia beat India by nine runs in Sunday’s last before a major, boisterous group at Edgbaston
Ladies cricketers say they would “love to go to LA” to pursue Olympic greatness after a strikingly effective introduction at the Commonwealth Games. Australia beat India by nine runs in Sunday’s last before a major, uproarious group at Edgbaston to underline their status as the world’s best group. New Zealand prior pounded have country England by eight wickets to take the bronze award.
Ladies’ cricket was on the Commonwealth Games program without precedent for Birmingham and had the spotlight to itself, with no matching men’s competition.
No mystery cricket bosses need to get the Twenty20 game – – the variant played in Birmingham – – on the rundown of Olympic games, even as soon as the Los Angeles Games in 2028, albeit that is a remote chance.
Global Cricket Council CEO Geoff Allardice said the Commonwealths had been a “phenomenal 10 days of contest” before pressed out swarms, depicting it as a “brilliant advert for the ladies’ down”.
Britain commander Nat Sciver concurred that the competition in Birmingham had been an enormous jolt for the ladies’ down.
“This Commonwealth Games has been an unbelievable encounter and I think the groups have shown that individuals truly love coming to watch anything group it is,” she said.
“Having that new crowd from the Commonwealth Games where everybody’s glad to proceed to observe any game is something truly unique and something that can help ladies’ cricket.
“I’d adore for cricket to be in an Olympics.”
Australia’s Ash Gardner, who took three wickets in Sunday’s conclusive, would likewise savor the opportunity to play on the greatest wearing stage.
“Being engaged with a couple of world cups myself and presently the Commonwealth Games, it was something that us cricketers likely never suspected that we’d at any point be associated with however we’re surely really satisfied leaving away with a gold decoration,” she said.
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Gardner was struck by the effect the competition made in Birmingham.
“You simply need to take a gander at the number of individuals that emerged and watched it, each and every game, in any event, when England wasn’t playing,” she said.
“It’s astonishing to see that individuals are simply supporting ladies’ cricket and the best thing about this entire occasion is that it’s becoming the game internationally and that is the thing us as cricketers need to do.”
New Zealand chief Sophie Devine said the ladies’ cricketers had placed on “quite a show”.
“Having played in a great deal of world occasions, this was positively something else and truly extraordinary,” she said.
“Fingers crossed, we have our introduction and there’s a couple of more Commonwealth Games and the Olympics as well.”
She said ladies’ game was riding the peak of a wave – – seven days after England’s ladies footballers brought home the European Championship before an immense group at Wembley.
“It’s been based on forever and a day of female players doing the hard yards with regular positions,” she said.
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“We wouldn’t be where we are today, receiving the benefits, without those females laying the stage, the establishment for us to be here.”
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