Waugh moots place for eves in Big Bash

Former Australia captain Steve Waugh has advocated the presence of least one woman player in each team in the Big Bash Twenty20 League.

Waugh, though, said the idea might seem to some as “out there”.

“It’s about time where we could have one female player per Big Bash side. Going forward, I can’t see why the girls can’t have representation in the Big Bash,” Waugh said.

He suggested allowing the likes of Alex Blackwell, who was on Thursday presented with the Belinda Clark Medal as New South Wales’ best female cricketer, fast bowler Ellyse Perry and wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy, the opportunity to match it with the men in the modified version of the game.

“It’s a bit out there, that thought, but I think it might be time,” Waugh told ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’. A similar suggestion was made in 1994 when Zoe Gross played for Western Australia in a charity match at the SCG.

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