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USA Cricket: USA Women’s National Team kicks off year with 24-player training and selection camp in Groveland, Florida

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  • 24 players are invited to attend a 4-day women’s selection camp in Groveland, Florida this week.
  • A squad of 15 players plus 3 reserves will be selected for the ICC Women’s World Cup Global Qualifier, which will be held in the UAE, April 19 – May 8, 2024.

USA Cricket will be hosting a women’s national team training and selection camp at the Orlando Cricket Ground, Groveland, Florida beginning on Thursday, February 29 through March, 3, 2024. The selection camp will be the first time the national squad has come together since its successful 6 match-winning sweep over Canada, Argentina, and Brazil in the ICC Regional Qualifiers, last September.

The 24-player roster will be without national players, Snigdha Paul and Onika Wallerson, who are unavailable to travel to Florida for the selection camp. UK-based Americans, Tara Norris and Ella Claridge, will attend the camp. Both players feature in first class cricket in England, and Norris who played in the inaugural 2023 WPL tournament, last represented USA in 2021.

The 4-day program will be led by Burt Cockley, while the process for appointing a permanent Women’s Head Coach continues. Cockley has served as the women’s national team assistant coach and strength and conditioning coach at multiple ICC events.

Amer Afzaluddin, Marty Kain and Kalyani Dhokarikar have been appointed as (interim) selectors and are tasked with identifying a squad of 15 plus 3 reserves, to represent the USA Women’s National Team in the ICC Women’s World Cup Global Qualifier, scheduled to begin in Abu Dhabi on April 19.

National Training & Selection Camp Participants:

Jivana Aras (WA) Bhumika Bhadriraju (NC) Gargi Bhogle (sCA)
Aditiba Chudasama (NJ) Ella Claridge (KS/UK) Disha Dhingra (NJ
Sai Tanmayi Eyyunni (TX) Pooja Ganesh (MO) Uzma Iftihar (nCA)
Saanvi Immadi (nCA) Geetika Kodali (NC) Anika Kolan (nCA)
Maahi Madhaven (nCA) Laasya Mullapudi (sCA) Tara Norris (PA/UK)
Chetna R Pagydyala (sCA) Chetna Prasaad (nCA) Pooja Shah (TX)
Ritu Singh (MO) Sindhu Sriharsha (nCA) Suhani Thadani (nCA)
Isani Vaghela (nCA) Sasha Vallabhaneni (FL) Jessica Willathgamuwa (GA)

The 24-player roster comprises the top 18 players and reserves selected for the ICC T20 Regional Americas Qualifier in 2023 plus additional under 19 players selected from the 2023 USA Cricket Under 19 National Women’s Championship, by the East and West coaches of the national tournament last October.

About USA Cricket:

USA Cricket is the National Federation for cricket in the United States, officially recognized by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Our mission is to govern, regulate, develop, and promote all forms of cricket at all levels within the United States. We are dedicated to enabling U.S. cricketers to achieve sustained competitive excellence and successfully compete in national and international competitions.

Our diverse Board of Directors, representing various cricket stakeholder groups, is committed to leading the sport to new heights. We create and administer value-added programs to grow and develop cricket, ensuring that it remains a thriving and inclusive sport within the United States.

We extend our gratitude to all members, volunteers, umpires, coaches, administrators, parents, and supporters who contribute to the growth of cricket in the United States. Your unwavering support is instrumental in our journey to success, and we look forward to a bright future for cricket in the USA.

For further updates and information, please visit our website at www.usacricket.org.

Press Contact:

Media Team Email: media@usacricket.org

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