Lancashire Cricket Board confirm interest in Women’s Super League

The Lancashire Cricket Board (LCB) has today confirmed that an expression of interest has been submitted to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to host a Women’s Cricket Super League (WCSL) team from 2016 onwards.

Six host teams will compete in a T20 competition next year following the exciting announcement from the ECB. The competition will expand to include a 50 over tournament from 2017.

“The Board has invested significantly in the development of our women and girls programme over the last few years with a full time Women & Girls Cricket Development Officer in Jen Laycock and success has been reflected at both senior county level as well as in a growth in participation at grass roots level, ” said Bobby Cross, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the LCB. “We currently have six girls involved in ECB development programs and have seen a number of clubs starting girls sections and expanding the opportunities for girls to play the game. We are proud of the growth of the game in the county and the successes of our girls at all levels.

“The WCSL is a fantastic opportunity to further develop the game through a high class competition at senior level, increased exposure for the game and increased investment at all levels and, having listened to all of the information provided, we have expressed interest in hosting one of the teams.

“Should an invitation to tender be received the Board will be putting together a very comprehensive bid for a team and will be aided by the ongoing support of the county club and the LCCC Foundation. This is a very exciting time for the game and we are delighted to be at the forefront of it”.

The LCB were also pleased to announce earlier that Kate Cross has signed for Brisbane Heat to play in the Women’s Big Bash League in Australia this winter.

James Buttler

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