Two members of Team USA’s Women’s National Team will travel to Australia to play a series of matches for an international representative side next month. Following a recommendation from USA Women’s Head Coach, Julia Price, the USA Women’s Selection Committee has endorsed the selection of Sindhu Sriharsha and Geetika Kodali to play for FairBreak Global XI who will play a series of matches from February 17 – 22 in Australia.
The two invited players from the United States will train and play alongside players from at least 8 other countries including Vanuatu, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Botswana and Australia. They will come together to make up the FairBreak Global XI and among other matches, will play the first ever Bradman Women’s XI in a T20 match on February 22nd at the Bradman Oval in Bowral, New South Wales.
This match will be a significant one for both FairBreak and the Bradman Foundation, with it being the first time in history that a Bradman Women’s XI has been selected. Australia’s most capped women’s cricketer and Bradman Scholar, Alex Blackwell will captain the Bradman XI in a match that will be live-streamed around the world.
“As an adjunct to the World Cup, a Fairbreak team will play the first match against a Bradman Foundation team at Bradman Oval on Feb 22.” @smh https://t.co/tSa067o6DF #cricket #fairbreaker #genderequality
— FairBreak (@fairbreakglobal) January 18, 2020
Iain Higgins, Chief Executive of USA Cricket noted, “FairBreak Global is an organization that seeks to create opportunities in sport to achieve gender equality and they run an exceptional program. We are very grateful to FairBreak for taking an interest in the ongoing development of our national women’s program. This invitation will provide a tremendous experience for our Women’s National Team Captain, Sindhu Sriharsha, as we begin our preparation for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier later in the year, as well as for one of the squad’s younger talents, Geetika Kodali, who is extremely excited by the opportunity to play at such a high level of competition. Both players fully deserve this opportunity and we look forward to following their progress in Australia next month.”
FairBreak cricket operations are overseen by former Australian cricketer and former coach of the Pakistan cricket team, Geoff Lawson, OAM. For more information about FairBreak Global and for more information on the match itself, please see the FairBreak Global website here.