The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the Team of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 with India’s Mithali Raj as its captain.
The 34-year-old from Hyderabad in southern India, was selected as captain after she led her side by example by scoring 409 runs in the 30-day tournament, which inspired India to reach only its second final, first in 12 years, where it lost to England by nine runs in one of the most thrilling finals in front of a packed to capacity Lord’s.
Raj was at her best in a virtual quarter-final against New Zealand in Derby when she scored 109
The time is right for cricket to bid to become an Olympic sport with the 2024 Games being eyed as a strong possibility, David Richardson, the International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive, said on Thursday (March 30).
Richardson explained that added exposure in the Olympics would help to globalize the game.
“I think a majority of the (ICC) members and certainly myself think the time is right,” Richardson told reporters after speaking at the SportsPro Live conference in London.
“I think we have come to the conclusion the overall benefit to globalise it and grow the game will outweigh any negatives. We need