The Bryce Sisters secure Women’s Big Bash League opportunities through the ICC Rookie Placement Programme

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ICC’s Women Cricket Officer, Holly Colvin: “It is fantastic to collaborate once again with the Women’s Big Bash League which provides an unrivalled opportunity to eight rising stars”

• Head of Big Bash, Kim McConnie: “Women’s cricket across the globe is continuing to advance and having players from non-traditional cricket countries training and potentially playing with each of the WBBL clubs provides the opportunity for them to learn from some of the world’s best players”

The International Cricket Council today announced the next intake of the ICC Rookie Placement Programme. A collaboration with Cricket Australia to invest in the development of the women’s game through the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 2017/2018.

Eight cricketers from five Member countries will head to Australia to join to each one of the WBBL franchise clubs. The two-week placement will provide the players the opportunity to experience elite cricket environments, accelerate their development through training sessions and to take back what they have learnt to their respective national teams. In addition, the rookies will also have the opportunity to take part in media and promotional activities.

Members outside of those competing in the ICC Women’s Championship and have qualified for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier 2018 were offered the opportunity to nominate players for the programme. The selected rookies, placement dates and nominated clubs are as follows:

Kathryn Bryce Adelaide Strikers Scotland 8-22 December 2017
Rumana Ahmed Brisbane Heat Bangladesh 10-29 January 2018
Sarah Bryce Hobart Hurricanes Scotland 15-31 December 2017
Gaby Lewis Melbourne Renegades Ireland 29 December 2017 – 12 January 2018
Khadija Tul Kubra Melbourne Stars Bangladesh 16-29 January 2018
Ravini Oa Perth Scorchers PNG 28 December 2017 – 8 January 2018
Kim Garth Sydney Sixers Ireland 21 January 2017 – 4 February 2018
Sterre Kalis Sydney Thunder Netherlands 7-21 December 2017

Scotland’s Sarah Bryce who will represent Hobart Hurricanes said:

“It provides an incredible chance to gain more experience overseas and bring ideas back home which can not only help myself but the whole Scotland team. Without the chance to see better teams and players in action it is difficult for teams like Scotland to improve enough to really challenge them


Adelaide Strikers rookie Scotland’s Kathryn Bryce said:

“I am very happy that the ICC has provided this opportunity. It has given everyone the chance involved to learn from some of the best cricketers in the world, which we would not have had the opportunity to do at an event as big as the WBBL.”