Two Māori named in Kia Super League Cricket Competition

Taroi Black
  • Tāmaki Makaurau

Tokowhā nga wāhine kirikiti o Aotearoa kua whai wāhi atu ki te tauwhainga hou Kia Super League e kainamu mai nei ki Ingarangi. Ō ngā wāhine tekau ma waru kua whakaingoatia, tokorua he Māori.

Katahi a Ingarangi ka whakatū i te tauwhainga whaiutu nei, he rua wiki te roa.

Ko Suzie Bates o Ngāi Tahu rāua ko tana hoa tākaro White Ferns a Sara McGlashan o Ngāti Porou ēra i whakaingoatia ki te kapa Southern Vipers no te karapū ō Hampshire.

E ai ki te Kāpene o te White Ferns a Suzie Bates, “There's just so many players around the world now that can step up in T20 and the likes of the West Indies, South Africa, hopefully some Indian players get involved in these leagues in the future.”

I hīmata ake a Kia Super League i te mutunga o te whakataetae whaiutu tuatahi o Ahitereria, ara Big Bash. Engari, he ruamano tāra anake ka utua ki ngā kaitākaro mo tēnei tauwhainga T20 hou.

“In New Zealand we've had contracts for the last couple of years which is starting to make our players train a lot more and have a lot more cricket. The more players we can get in those competitions, the better it is for the White Ferns,” hei tā Bates.

Ko te hiahia, kia whakarahi ake ngā huarahi takaro ma nga wahine. Mai ano i te tau kotahi mano iwa rau toru tekau, kua anga whakamua ngā wāhine kirikiti i Aotearoa. 

Hei tā Catherine Campbell tetahi o nga kaiwhakahaere o Kirikiti Aotearoa, “The women's game has come such a long way but i think it goes to show that how much has been made.”

Ko te manako nui a Te Uepū Matua o te āo Kirikiti he whakapakari i nga kaitakaro wāhine. Ā, ma te tauwhainga Kia Super League kaore e kore ka tipu nga whetu maiangi.