Chance to Shine: Cricket charity passes two million milestone

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Edwards, who retired from global cricket in 2016, stated there were “zero” possibilities for women to play when she became in school.

“I played for the men’ team, but Chance to Shine is assisting in normalizing cricket for ladies,” said Edwards, 39.

“It’s clearly inspiring to peer such a lot of ladies gambling the game at college.”

She added: “They also are mastering treasured competencies like teamwork, management, and self-self-assurance, as well as enhancing their bodily and intellectual fitness.”

The charity has also introduced funding for a new programme for country secondary colleges, which objectives to offer a combination of coaching, leadership, and opposition to teenage ladies to help them increase key life competencies.

It is hoped the scheme will attain 14,000 girls thru a hundred and twenty faculties.

England captain Heather Knight, who is also an envoy for the charity, stated: “We’ve been trying to construct on the momentum from our World Cup victory in 2017.

“The new secondary school programme can play a massive function in getting extra girls to pick up a bat or a ball and begin gambling the game.”