Cricketer-turned-broadcaster Isa Guha has become the first female member of the Professional Cricketers’ Association in England and Wales as she will play the role of non-executive director for the union of players.
The members of the PCA feel Guha will further add the experience to connect England’s national female cricketers with the association, who has been part of the central contract in the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
“With our international women players now full members of the PCA, Isa will bring real insight to the PCA board,” Leatherdale was quoted as saying by English media.
The 31-year-old fast bowler has been picked after PCA chief executive David Leatherdale stated England’s former cricketer is well aware of the niceties of different games.
“Isa [Guha] has a vast knowledge of the game from a men’s and women’s perspective,” Leatherdale added.
After retiring in 2012, Guha had a stint as a broadcaster with BBC’s special programme ‘Test Match Special’ while adding she is excited to become the part of the representative body of professional cricketers.
“I look forward to working with the team at the PCA, and with all the many past and present players, as the country prepares for a number of major events, starting with the ICC Champions Trophy and the Women’s World Cup this summer,” Guha said.
On the other side, in 2009 Guha has been part of England’s winning campaign which further comprised of World Cup, Ashes and the World Twenty20 while adding she is excited to be the part of the representative body of professional cricketers.
“I am delighted to be joining the PCA at an exciting time for the game here in England for our men and women at both domestic and international levels,” Guha added.
Currently, Guha is in India as the part of Sky Sports’ team for the tenth edition of Indian Premier League.
Born in Buckinghamshire, Guha had played 83 ODIs, 22 T20Is and 8 Tests for England.
The right-arm bowler picked 101 wickets in ODIs followed by 29 in Tests and 18 in T20Is since making his debut in 2001 at the age of 16.