The (ECB) on Tuesday introduced that the approaching girls’s home 50-over festival might be named the “Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy” in honour of England’s pioneering International Cup-winning captain. The special-edition festival has been created for this summer season most effective to verify girls’s home cricket is performed regardless of the demanding situations of COVID-19. The contest will start at the August Financial institution Vacation weekend and it’s going to function 8 groups from the brand new elite home construction enjoying in two regionalised teams of 4.
Each and every staff might be enjoying six group-stage suits with the highest staff in every organization to development to a last to be staged on Saturday, 26 September.
The overall might be hosted by means of the finalist with probably the most issues on the finish of the crowd degree.
“I am overjoyed that, regardless of the most obvious demanding situations of COVID-19, we’ve got been in a position to proceed to construct the brand new girls’s elite home construction to the purpose that we will see the 8 areas enjoying 50-over cricket this summer season. Off the again of appointing the 8 Regional Administrators of Ladies’s Cricket and awarding Regional Retainers, we’ve got labored carefully with colleagues around the males’s home sport to verify we’re in a position to degree home girls’s cricket safely and at fine quality venues,” ECB’s Managing Director of Ladies’s Cricket, Clare Connor, mentioned in an professional remark.
Baroness Rachael Heyhoe Flint OBE was once a trailblazer for ladies’s recreation as she led England to the first-ever Cricket International Cup name in 1973 whilst off the sphere her tireless choice for equality laid the rules for the alternatives introduced to modern day gamers.
Heyhoe Flint performed 22 Assessments and 23 ODIs throughout a 19-year England profession and she or he could also be a member of the ICC Corridor of Repute.
The Ladies’s Cricketer of the 12 months award was once created and named after Heyhoe Flint in 2017 as a tribute to her following her demise, elderly 77, that yr.