Ireland’s Kim Garth and Scotland’s Rachel Scholes, along with five other players from the Associate nations, have been officially announced for the inaugural WBBL “Rookie” program, with the opportunity to spend two weeks training with a WBBL side.
Garth will team-up with Heather Knight at the Hobart Hurricanes, whilst Scholes is headed to Sydney with Ellyse Perry’s Sixers.
Scotland player-coach Kari Carswell told CRICKETher:
“We are delighted that Rachel is going to be playing a part in the first WBBL as a rookie player. The environment that she is stepping into is totally different to anything she will have experienced before and I know she is really looking forward to getting out to Australia and meeting her new team mates. Rachel performed well in Thailand and is a hard worker, I’m sure all the girls in Scotland will be looking out for her team’s scores.”
Meanwhile, intriguingly, the Perth Scorchers have yet to formally announce the identity of their rookie; but we have an inkling that it just might be another Irish player – all-rounder Laura Delany – after she posted this on Twitter: