Day Jobs Decimate New Zealand Women for Crucial Qualifiers

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The continuing amateur status of women’s cricket in New Zealand was underlined today when it was announced that two leading players will be stuck at home, while the White Ferns face critical World Cup qualification matches in India.

Batsman Sara McGlashan and spinner Erin Bermingham, who both played in the recent series against England, are unavailable for the upcoming India tour due to work commitments.

They will be missed though, as New Zealand face India in 3 “must-win” Women’s International Championship games, which help determine automatic qualification for the 2017 World Cup in England, plus 3 T20s and another 2 ODIs.

Although New Zeland Women do have central contracts, these might be better termed “retainers” as the money barely covers expenses, and the players all need  their day jobs to make ends meet. 

Full Squad:

  • Suzie Bates
  • Kate Broadmore
  • Sophie Devin
  • Natalie Dodd
  • Maddy Green
  • Georgia Guy
  • Leigh Kasperek
  • Morna Nielsen
  • Katie Perkins
  • Anna Peterson
  • Rachel Priest
  • Hannah Row
  • Amy Satterthwaite
  • Lea Tahuhu