Cricket Australia on Monday announced to continue its commitment to address gender imbalances with the formation of “Recognition of Women in Cricket Working Groups” on this International Women's Day. As a major first step, the NSW Government's Stadium Authority Venues NSW has committed to erect the first statue of a female cricketer at the Sydney Cricket Ground. This sculpture will be the first type for female cricketers compared to 73 known statues or statues of male cricketers across Australia.
“Just as the theme of this year's International Women's Day promotes ‘pick the challenge', we are committed to challenging ourselves to continue gender inequality in our sport. Right up to the year before, when We were celebrating a ground-breaking moment when we were 86.174. Cricket Australia's interim CEO Nick Hockley said in an official statement, “Fans packed the MCG for the finals of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup.”
“A lot of challenges have been presented since that day, and it is more important now than ever that we keep pushing for equality in cricket and building the momentum set before the pandemic. It's a game with today's NSG A historic moment for the first idol of a female cricketer at the Sydney Cricket Ground, and we cannot thank Kerry and his team enough for their leadership.
In addition, Cricket Australia has co-commissioned an artwork with Melbourne Cricket Club that will feature the final of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020. The artwork will be painted by award-winning artist Vincent Fantuzzo and will begin to capitalize on the imbalance of the artwork, depicting women's sports on the ground.
The piece will be displayed within the level 2 corridors of the MCC members' reserve where it will be a regular showcase of the MCG tour route, meaning that each year more than 40,000 schoolchildren will learn the powerful story of the T20 World Cup final.
Early members of the women's recognition in the cricket working group: Nick Hockley, Angela Pippos, Christina Matthews, Kerry Mather, Kirsty Henschel, Christine Reynolds, Lisa Sthalekar, Raina Haynes and Reena Hoare.
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