International Women’s Day – Cricket Australia addresses 73-0 gender gap in statues

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CA has formed the Recognition of Women in Cricket Working Group to address imbalances in the sport

Cricket Australia has marked International Women’s Day by committing to addressing gender imbalances in the game, including the lack of statues of female cricketers around the country.

The governing body said there were 73 statues or sculptures of male cricketers in Australia compared to none of women, but that imbalance would soon be reduced a little with pieces commissioned for the country’s two best-known grounds.

The SCG, which has life-size bronze sculptures of cricketing greats Stan McCabe, Steve Waugh and Richie Benaud in its precinct, will add a statue of a female cricketer this year.

Another artwork has been commissioned for MCG to commemorate last year’s final of the T20 World Cup, which attracted 86,174 fans to the venue.

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