Friday, 10 October 2014

Aussie Contracted Players Hopeful Re. WICL

Southern Stars Erin Osborne and Ellyse Perry have become (as far as I know) the first Australian or English contracted players to come out explicitly in support of the Women's International Cricket League.

In an interview for the Sydney Morning Herald, Osborne is quoted as saying: "Hopefully the WICL will get up and running; bring the world's best closer." And Ellyse Perry is reported as having "agreed".

So far, support for WICL from Australia/ England contracted players has been expressed only in private - with the boards (particularly the ECB) forthright in their opposition to the project, the players know which side of the bread their butter is on!

So you have to wonder whether this represents a further softening in Cricket Australia's stance? You'd think that Perry in particular wouldn't be saying anything without having cleared it with The Powers That Be; so that has to be good news for WICL... and that's good news for us fans too, who continue to live in hope!

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