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“I am vastly honoured to be given such a prestigious title in being the president of the PCA. It is an thrilling time for girls’s cricket and I am actually enthusiastic about what I can convey to the function,” says Edwards, who succeeds Graham Gooch as PCA president

Final Up to date: 25/02/21 6:31pm

Former England captain Charlotte Edwards has become the first female president of the Professional Cricketers' Association

Former England captain Charlotte Edwards has change into the primary feminine president of the Skilled Cricketers’ Affiliation

Former England captain Charlotte Edwards has change into the primary feminine president of the Skilled Cricketers’ Affiliation, taking the reins from the outgoing Graham Gooch.

Edwards, who made greater than 300 appearances in her worldwide profession and amassed in extra of 10,000 runs throughout all codecs between 1996 and 2016, takes the function on the gamers’ union for an preliminary two-year time period after being elected at Thursday’s annual normal assembly.

She mentioned: “I am vastly honoured to be given such a prestigious title in being the president of the PCA. It is an thrilling time for girls’s cricket and I am actually enthusiastic about what I can convey to the function.”

A four-time Ashes winner, Edwards was England captain once they gained each limited-overs World Cups in 2009, whereas she stays the nation’s main run-scorer in each girls’s one-day internationals and Twenty20s.

Edwards was among the many first cricketers to be handed a central contract in 2014 whereas she takes up her new place just some months after the England and Wales Cricket Board gave full-time home offers to 41 feminine gamers.

Edwards amassed more than 10,000 international runs for England Women across the formats

Edwards amassed greater than 10,000 worldwide runs for England Girls throughout the codecs

She added: “I believe the introduction of 41 new feminine members to the PCA has proven it is the fitting time to have a feminine PCA president, however I am enthusiastic about taking care of the pursuits of the boys’s sport as properly to be able to assist cricket thrive as a complete.

“I’ve finished a number of work with the PCA, on and off the sphere, and it has been fairly the journey from being an beginner, to turning into a PCA member in 2011 and now serving to to help the subsequent era of gamers on this function.

“The sport has given me a lot and now that is the right alternative for me to present one thing again.”

Gooch has been within the place since 2018 after succeeding Andrew Flintoff, however now fingers over to Edwards, who will stay Southern Vipers head coach whereas she is about to take up the identical function with Southern Courageous in The Hundred.

PCA chair James Harris mentioned: “There’s big respect amongst the PCA membership for what Charlotte has achieved within the sport, so I am delighted to have the chance to work along with her to drive ahead the goals of the PCA.”




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