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Stafanie Taylor calls for plan to improve women’s cricket

 stafanie-taylorfCaptain of the West Indies Women’s team, Stafanie Taylor, is calling for a fresh look at the development of the female sport in the region. According to Taylor, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and stakeholders need to be going on a massive recruitment drive to unearth the talent in the West Indies.Taylor believes that there is an interest in women’s cricket, greater than what is being seen and that there just needs to be.

“I think we do have girls that are interested. It’s just that you don’t have anyone to push it, and I think that’s where we need to start, by going into the schools and getting these girls out,” said Taylor.  While the West Indies women beat the world in the recently concluded World T20 in India, the feat came against the background of poor development within the region.

“I think we definitely need some infrastructure, whereas Australia and England they do have it. We need young girls coming up,” said Taylor.  “When you, look at our team, most of us are fairly young, and when these core players are gone, it’s going to deteriorate, and we need to start building young players coming up.”

The West Indies Women upset Australia in the final of the World T20 on Sunday, with Taylor scoring 59, to accrue 246 runs in the tournament and a player-of-the-tournament award.

during the 3rd ODI West Indies Women v Pakistan Women at Beausejour Cricket Ground, Gros Islet, St. Lucia on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Photo by WICB Media/Randy Brooks of Brooks Latouche Photography
Stafanie Taylor during the 3rd ODI West Indies Women v Pakistan Women at Beausejour Cricket Ground, Gros Islet, St. Lucia on Wednesday, October 21, 2015.  Photo by WICB Media/Randy Brooks of Brooks Latouche Photography

Source: SportsMax

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