Youngest New Zealand Women Cricketer To Bag Central Contract
Wellington, Sep 21 (IANS) Leg-spinner Amelia Kerr on Thursday became the youngest-ever New Zealand women cricketer to bag a full-time central contract at age 16.
Alongside, Amelia off-spinner Maddy Green is the other player to grab a central contract for the first time.
“The teenager becomes the youngest-ever contracted White Fern while Auckland’s Maddy Green is the other player to make the 15-player list for the first time,” the New Zealand cricket board said.
Amelia said: “I’ve always wanted to be a professional cricketer and to play for the White Ferns regularly… I’m excited about the future.”
Amelia, who made her debut against Pakistan at home last November, has been a regular feature in the New Zealand line-up. She was also the joint-leading wicket-taker for her side at the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup with 10 wickets, having played all six games.
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