A world of difference in women’s game

Jarrod Sierocki

Cricket: Harmanpreet Kaur has lead India past Australia and into the Women’s World Cu final.

Australian vice-captain Alex Blackwell.

MUCH has changed in women’s cricket since Alex Blackwell first went to a World Cup back in 2005.

Back then players were dragging around two cricket coffins, as they call them, wearing heels and a skirt, staying three to a room in university accommodation and they didn’t even have a team doctor.

During the 90s, players talk about there not always being a coach for the team. The national women’s cricket team didn’t always have a coach. True story.

Come 2017, teams were flown business class to the UK. The ICC put them up in individual rooms in some of the most comfortable hotels and they had daily medical checks and wellness assessments. And there were more staff with the Australia side than there were starting players.

They have come a long way.

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