Keightley is England women’s cricket coach

The Tribune

The Tribune

Author 2019-10-31 09:48:00

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London, October 30

Former Australian international Lisa Keightley became the first woman to be appointed full-time coach of the England women’s cricket team today, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced. The 48-year-old, who played nine Tests and 85 ODIs, will take up her post in January. Keightley — who coached the England Women’s Academy between 2011 and 2015 — takes over a team that like their male counterparts are world champions in the 50 over format.

“It’s a huge opportunity,” said Keightley, who went on to win the World Cup as a player in her swansong season in 2005. — AFP

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