Made by men for men. This, at its heart, appears the issue behind the recent announcement that Emily Smith, a professional cricketer for the Hobart Hurricanes, has been banned from cricket for a year (nine months suspended). Cricket Australia’s anti-corruption code is clear and Smith’s lighthearted post on social media revealing the Hurricanes’ line-up for a match an hour before it was officially announced contravened it.
England were once the gold standard in women’s cricket. No more
“Where were we exactly 10 yrs ago today?” tweeted Clare Connor to her old team-mates the day before the second T20 of the women’s Ashes last year. The former England captain, now head of women’s cricket at the ECB, was alluding to the day England women, after 42 barren years, regained the Ashes in 2005.