Janet Bairstow elected as Yorkshire's first female vice-president

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Janet Bairstow elected as Yorkshire's first female vice-president

Janet (L) and Jonny Bairstow. © Twitter/Dan Redford



In a historic move, Janet Bairstow has been elected as the first female vice-president of the Yorkshire county cricket club on Saturday (March 21). Janet, mother of England cricketer Jonny Bairstow, was an administrator of the club for 13 years. 



"Bairstow is a widow of David Bairstow and the mother of Jonny. She has committed her adult life to Yorkshire cricket, including 13 years as the club's cricket department administrator, a post from which she has retired," Yorkshire county said in a statement.



Charlotte Evers, Mike Arthur and Katherine Matthew have also been re-elected as Members' Committee and chief executive respectively in the annual general meeting, which also saw Mike Cowan, the former pace bowler, being elected as the vice-president.



Earlier the England Cricket Board (ECB) decided to suspend all cricket matches at least by May 28, due to coronavirus outbreak.



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