A project to publish, for the first time, a comprehensive history of women in New Zealand cricket is to be launched at the WHITE FERNS third ODI against the West Indies on March 11.

The book is a long-term project, with publication due ahead of the 2021 Women’s Cricket World Cup to be hosted by New Zealand. With the 2017 edition a huge success, inspiring many young cricketers, the publication of this historic book will only add to the spectacle and occasion promised in three years.

David White, Chief Executive of New Zealand Cricket, a key project partner, reiterated the importance of the book,

“This is a key activator for the 2021 World Cup and more than that it is an essential way for us to reconnect with so many past players whose contributions we admire and appreciate so much,” said Mr White.

We have a copy of Men in White, the NZ men’s equivalent history, which sits outside our main boardroom in our offices, I am really looking forward to the day we unveil this book to sit beside it, so the complete history of this great game is told.”

The NZ Cricket Players Association is another project partner and Chief Executive Heath Mills, emphasised their support,

“The Association and our members are very supportive of the book and look forward to helping attract former NZ players back to the game.

We’re really pleased to support the project launch and we didn’t hesitate to lend our help when Sally [Morrison] and Trish [McKelvey] approached us earlier this year.”

This project will be launched at Hagley Oval on Sunday 11 March as part of the White Ferns v the West Indies Women’s ODI match.

To read the full article about this project please click HERE.