New Zealand ladies’s cricket captain is pregnant, to take a break


New Zealand’s ladies’s cricket captain Amy Satterthwaite will take a break from the sport as she is anticipating her first little one however received’t lose her contract or remuneration attributable to her Board’s new being pregnant depart coverage.

In a press release, Satterthwaite stated she is anticipating her first little one with spouse and teammate Lea Tahuhu in January subsequent 12 months. Satterthwaite stated she hopes to return to the squad in time for the World Cup in 2021, which can be hosted by New Zealand. She, nonetheless, will proceed to be a “mentor” for the group throughout the break.

“Lea and I are overjoyed to share the information that I’m anticipating our first little one early within the new 12 months. It’s a particular time in our lives and we will’t look forward to this new chapter,” stated Satterthwaite, who will miss the T20 World Cup in Australia later this 12 months.

Satterthwaite will retain her contract for 2019-20 as per the brand new being pregnant depart coverage of New Zealand Cricket (NZC). “She’ll be paid her full retainer all through and, though presumably fulfilling some off-field contractual obligations, is not going to be required to coach or play,” David White, the NZC chief govt, stated.

Satterthwaite thanked the NZC for its help. “I’m very fortunate to have nice help from NZC with regard to taking a break from the sport to have a household. I sit up for being concerned with the White Ferns squad the place doable and providing help and data in a mentoring capability,” she added.

The 32-year-old grew to become captain final 12 months and has performed 119 ODIs and 99 T20 Internationals for the nationwide group. She has to her credit score 4 back-to-back ODI lots of. Tahuhu, 28, is among the quickest bowlers within the ladies’s recreation and has 114 wickets from 116 internationals.