New home event named in honor of former England captain and “true legend” of the game
The ECB’s new regional home ladies’s T20 festival for England and Wales has been named the Charlotte Edwards Cup forward of the beginning on Saturday.
The transfer displays the verdict to call the regional 50-over event after the ladies’s sport, Rachel Hayhoe Flint, some other trailblazer. The T20 festival used to be to begin with named “Women’s Regional T20”, however the ECB has made up our minds to “associate the women’s regional game with iconic figures in women’s cricket”.
“Lottie is a true legend of English cricket. She led from the front as a player and she is now giving back to the game as a coach, giving our domestic players the best of opportunities to represent the national side The player who will compete in the Charlotte Edwards Cup can now aspire to actually go on to compete at the international level, and that’s really exciting.”
Edwards, whose Vipers team won the inaugural Rachael Heahoe Flint Trophy last summer, said it was a “huge honour” to have his name associated with the T20 competition. “The regional players participating in the competition are at the beginning of such an exciting journey, and the path has progressed and evolved over the time I was in their position,” she mentioned.
“I hope, as we saw with Rachel Heyho Flinto [Trophy]So that players from the eight teams can continue to impress at the regional level and work hard for international selection. The new domestic set-up is a real game-changer for women’s cricket in this country and I am really proud to be a part of it.”
Matt Roller is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. @mroller98