ICC will make the Women’s World Cup final a special occasion for the fans
ICC has planned a big giveaway for the fans who will witness the game at the Stadium.
Updated - Jul 21, 2017 11:57 pm
We are all set to witness another cracker jack of game which will crown one team as the champion of the Women’s World Cup 2017. The tournament which started a month ago is all set for the summit clash at home of cricket, Lord’s. Both India and England have played exceptionally well in the tournament and have been able to make their way through to the final.
With less than a day to go, the excitement amongst fans and players has reached the highest echelon, the streets are once again blaring horns, the world has again united, coaches are marking some final strategies, as the thrill is just about to begin.
To make the final a special occasion for the young fans, every child who witnesses the match from the stadium will stand a chance to win a signed bat by Rachael Heyhoe Flint. International Cricket Council (ICC) revealed the news via Twitter stating: “5,000 cricket bats with Rachael Heyhoe Flint’s signature on will be given out to every child attending the #WWC17 final on Sunday!”
5,000 signed bats is a great gesture and every child who grabs it will definitely be proud. This move is also expected to spark interest for the game in the next generation of fans.
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 21, 2017
Rachael Heyhoe Flint
Rachael Heyhoe Flint was a former English cricketer, businesswoman and philanthropist. She was known for her captaincy skills and carries a record to win six Test series at a stretch.
She got an opportunity to captain national team in the first ever Women’s World Cup which was played in 1973. Flint managed to score 1594 runs from 22 Tests at a healthy average of 45.54 with three hundreds to her name. In her short stint in limited-over, she scored 600 plus runs at an average of 58.45.
After her cricketing career, the legend opted to start a business. Unfortunately, she passed away after a brief illness at the age of 77.