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Lisa Sthalekar

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Lisa Sthalekar – a current member of the NSW Breakers and the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars. She has recently returned from Sri Lanka after retaining the T20 World Cup which the team won in 2010 in the West Indies. She has recently released her autobiography “Shaker” which you can purchase on her website www.lisasthalekar.com

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Kersi,

Having known Ellyse since she was around 11 and seeing her develop into a wonderful human being you are right. The sky is certainly the limit. She has brought both soccer and cricket a huge amount of coverage and will continue to do so. A great ambassador for this country and a simple girl that sets out to achieve things the best she can….which is pretty bloody good.

The many talents of Ellyse Perry

Thanks Kersi, it was nice to see you the other day as well. I think when the girls are getting on the plane to play in the Ashes in August I will wish that I was playing to, but everyone has to end their career at some point.

Still happy with my decision. See you around the ground.

Landmark day for women’s sport as cricket cuts a cheque

Cricket Australia has been stating that it wants to be Australias No. 1 sport. In order for that to take place they need to appeal to females.

Women are the key decision makers when it comes to what sport their child will play as they are the ones normally driving them around for training and matches.

Although we would like more females taking up the game, “The Bush” has pointed out correctly that if females are engaged they will attend more matches, watch the games on TV and be willing to encourage their child to take up the game.

Landmark day for women’s sport as cricket cuts a cheque

Pedro, you are right there does need to be a market/audience to want to follow and support the women’s game. So let me through you some numbers.

* During the last World Cup would you be surprised that over 400K watched our final here in Austrlaia via Fox?
* The first two matches that were broadcasted from the last World Cup captured 24 million viewers.

I think these type of figures show that if the women’s game is on TV people have an appetite for it!

Landmark day for women’s sport as cricket cuts a cheque