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PCA: Sciver-Brunts reveal fertility procedure

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England legends Nat and Katherine Sciver-Brunt aim to start family.

Under The Lid – Inside Pro Cricket Podcast host Katherine Sciver-Brunt and wife Nat Sciver-Brunt have opened up on the reason behind the two-time cinch PCA Women’s Player of the Year’s absence from England’s opening fixture of the summer, revealing it exclusively on episode 7 – ‘Nat’s Got Something To Say – Under The Lid With Nat Sciver-Brunt’.

Nat, who was speaking as the latest guest, had been reported as going under a “minor medical procedure”.

She was quizzed on the issue by podcast host, and her wife, Katherine, as well as former Somerset and Yorkshire bowler Jack Brooks, during the latest episode that was published on Friday 17 May.

Nat revealed: “Katherine and myself would love to start a family, but I’d also like to continue playing cricket.

“In the period between getting back from New Zealand and this tour starting, I thought it was a great time for me to go through the egg-freezing process.”

For the Sciver-Brunts, their roles at the forefront of the women’s game are just as important on the pitch as off it with both announcing their desire to carry a baby in the future.

“It just felt like I needed to absolutely be done with cricket and retire before I can even think of that,” added Katherine. “And what if I’m 40 and it’s too late?”

“It’s always been like that for me, but I think for now and anybody from this point on can absolutely see that egg-freezing is a great resource to tap into if you want to quit having those worries,” said Katherine.

The current ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year, added: “The ECB have been really good, all the medical teams have been really supportive making sure my return to cricket has been smooth.”

Nat, who is part of the series squad and aiming to be ready to feature in the final two Vitality IT20s against Pakistan, admitted: “The procedure really wipes you out for a few days.”

Quizzed on the donor by Brooks, Katherine quipped they were aiming for a mixture of Jimmy Anderson and Jos Buttler to the amusement of her co-host and wife.

On the 64-minute episode, Nat also discussed the need for scheduling windows across international and franchise cricket, Amy Jones’ 100th IT20 cap as well as taking on the 60-second ‘Last Round’ quiz amongst many more talking points.

Episode 7 of Under The Lid – Inside Pro Cricket Podcast is available now on YouTube and your podcast provider.


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