Durriya Shabbir appointed Cricket Canada's women's cricket coordinator

Durriya Shabbir appointed Cricket Canada's women's cricket coordinator
Former Canada skipper Durriya Shabbir was appointed as women's cricket coordinator of Cricket Canada on Tuesday (September 8). She will be responsible for the growth and development of the women's game in Canada until the board's next annual general meeting in March next year.

A seam bowling allrounder, Shabbir played a key role in Canada's qualification to the ICC Women's World T20 global qualifiers in 2013. She scored a total of 153 runs in the ICC Americas qualifier tournament to finish at the top of the batting charts. Her runs included a highest of 63, and came at an average of 51 at a strike rate 108.51. In the global qualifiers that followed, she scored 77 runs and picked up three wickets.

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Following her international retirement a few years ago, Shabbir continued to play for Scarborough Cricket Association in Canada's domestic league. She also became an influential administrator, starting the first women's team in Ontario.

In 2018, the 53-year-old helped create the Canada Day Women's Cup tournament and also served as the national team's manager during the 2019 ICC Americas qualifiers.