Sinalo Jafta in action. © Getty Images

Sinalo Jafta, the wicket-keeper batter from South Africa, has been awarded her maiden national contract. The 24-year-old’s selection for the final T20I against India in Surat saw her qualify to join the group of 15 centrally contracted South Africa players for the 2019-20 season. “Congratulations to Sinalo on her upgrade to a national contract following 

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Stafanie Taylor. © ICC

Stafanie Taylor, West Indies captain, and Afy Fletcher the leg-spinner have been announced as captains for the two teams that will compete in the women’s T10 exhibition matches ahead of the Caribbean Premier League matches on October 10 and 12 in Trinidad. Taylor will lead NCLB Revellers, while Fletcher will take the reins of Courts 

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Australia thumped Sri Lanka in the first ODI. © Getty Images

In a landmark move, Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday (October 11) launched a parental leave policy to support professional cricketers’ through pregnancy, adoption and their return to play and parental responsibilities. The policy will see maternity leave introduced in Australian cricket for the first time, in a move Alyssa Healy, the wicket-keeper batter, called a 

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Having previously turned out for Sydney Sixers, Kim Garth will play for Perth Scorchers this season. © Getty Images

Kim Garth, the Ireland allrounder, completes Perth Scorchers’ squad for the fifth season of the Women’s Big Bash League in Australia set to begin on Friday (October 18). This will be Garth’s third stint in the tournament, having previously represented Sydney Sixers in the second and third seasons— both of which her team won. With 

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Shabnim Ismail is one of the fastest bowlers on the women's circuit. © Getty Images

Shabnim Ismail, the fiery fast bowler from South Africa, has signed with Sydney Thunder for the first ever standalone edition of the Women’s Big Bash League in Australia. She joins Rachel Priest and Nida Dar as the club’s third and final overseas signing. She will join Thunder after completing South Africa’s tour of India that 

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Jess Jonassen became the second-fastest bowler to register 100 ODI wickets. © Getty Images

Australia won yet another ODI series against Sri Lanka and in the process broke the 20-year record of 17 wins registered by Belinda Clark’s Australia team.  Meg Lanning’s team have now registered 18 wins and are just three wins short of breaking the all-time record of 21 wins set by their male counterparts. Alyssa Healy, 

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Australia registered their 18th consecutive win in ODIs. © Getty Images

Australia are breaking records aplenty. They have spent the last 18 months dominating the women’s circuit – thrashing opposition as if their life depended on it. Along the way, they registered a record 18th consecutive ODI win, surpassing the previous record of 17 – registered by a Belinda Clark-led Australia between 1997 and 1999. Australia’s 

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Phoebe Litchfield has signed a two-year deal with Sydney Thunder. © Sydney Thunder

Phoebe Litchfield, the 16-year-old left-hander batter from New South Wales, has signed a two-year contract with Sydney Thunder for the Women’s Big Bash League, the fifth edition of which is beginning on October 18. Over the last 12 months, Litchfield has risen rapidly through the ranks, scoring her first grade century, earning her maiden contract 

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