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Lisa Sthalekar obtained Australia’s finest girl worldwide cricketer award in each 2007 and 2008.© Twitter

Former Australia cricketer Lisa Sthalekar has been named because the president of Federation of Worldwide Cricketers’ Affiliation. The appointment was executed on the FICA Government Committee assembly held in Switzerland this week, knowledgeable the cricket physique on Monday. This makes Lisa Sthalekar the primary girl to carry the put up, which was earlier held by former England batter Vikram Solanki. Notably, former West Indies batter Jimmy Adams and ex-South Africa batter Barry Richards have additionally served as president of FICA prior to now.

“After session with our members we’re delighted to announce Lisa’s appointment as FICA President, our first feminine President. Lisa was clearly the most effective candidate and her credentials are unparalleled as each a former participant and broadcaster,” FICA’s government chairman Heath Mills was quoted as saying by the cricket’s physique official web site.

Lisa, who obtained Australia’s finest girl worldwide cricketer award in each 2007 and 2008, performed 187 matches for the nationwide facet from 2001 to 2013. The all-rounder scored 2,728 runs in ODIs apart from selecting 146 wickets, and 769 runs in T20Is other than claiming 60 wickets.

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Speaking about her appointment, Lisa Sthalekar mentioned: “I am extraordinarily honoured and excited to be FICA’s new President. We’re getting into a brand new section of the sport which covers extra cricket than ever earlier than for our female and male gamers. Extra nations are taking part in the sport which demonstrates that cricket is definitely changing into a worldwide recreation.”

“I look ahead to engaged on behalf of our member gamers’ associations and gamers, and particularly to working with the ICC to make sure that all gamers have their rights protected and may work in partnership with directors to make our recreation even higher,” she added.

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