Katie George believes new tournament can take women’s game to wider audience

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England Ladies’s Katie George is worked up to play in subsequent yr’s The Hundred after her being retained by Welsh Fireplace and believes the event can generate a wider viewers for the game.

The primary 18 gamers confirmed to participate in The Hundred have been revealed on Thursday, with George among the many eight ladies’s gamers to have rolled over their contracts, together with six from England and two West Indians.

When requested about subsequent summer time’s event, George instructed the PA information company: “(It’s) pure pleasure actually. It’s nearly just like the delay has made me extra excited to play.

“How the competitors’s wanting it’s going to be quick, it’s going to be all-action and I believe it is going to generate a more moderen wider viewers maybe.”

George added: “I used to be gutted when it obtained cancelled, I used to be actually wanting ahead to it however then it’s nearly made me much more excited to get began subsequent yr.”

On the significance of the event for the ladies’s sport, George added: “The brand new folks coming in, all of the promoting going into it, it’s going to be on Sky, it’s going to be on the BBC, it’s simply going to be a wider viewers, it’s getting women enjoying nearer to that skilled bracket now that there’s a transparent pathway to the worldwide stage.”

Katie George
Katie George was a part of the England Ladies’s squad this summer time (John Walton/PA)

The 21-year-old was a member of the England Ladies’s squad this summer time, and was concerned within the coaching bubble, and claimed the shut proximity helped the squad bond.

“It was undoubtedly totally different to what we’re used to. However I believe the way in which the ECB put it on all the things was there for us and extra actually.

“It took most likely a number of days to acclimatise, know the place you’re going to get your meals, what the plan is however truthfully personally I didn’t discover it too unhealthy.

“You’ve obtained assist from the assist workers, you’ve clearly obtained FaceTime. There was additionally a group room the place we spent most of our time in – had an Xbox, had a pool desk, darts so it was really very nice to spend time collectively as a group and actually bond whereas naturally you kind of have your little teams that you just naturally gravitate in the direction of and get on finest, however you communicate to individuals who you don’t essentially communicate to about issues away from cricket so personally I believe it helps us as a group to bond and knit collectively.”

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