Sue Strachan has been appointed as the President of Cricket Scotland, making her the first female at the helm in the governing body’s 140-year old history. Strachan will replace the current President Willie Donald, who has been involved with Scottish cricket for over 50 years and was serving as the President of the board for the last two years.
The Scottish cricket board has appointed Sue Strachan for a two-year term on August 20. Strachan will now aim to increase the participation of women and girls in cricket. “The more girls that we have involved, the more the standard is driven up,” she had told the BBC earlier this year.
“Sport for women is great and I want to spread that message to people.”
Thanking the governing body, the new President took to Twitter and wrote: “I have been completely overwhelmed by the messages of congratulations and support from the Twitterati as I take up the role of President of Cricket Scotland (sic).”
Thank you all. I have been completely overwhelmed by the messages of congratulations and support from the twitterati as I take up the Role of President of @CricketScotland. I will do my best to make you all proud #thankyou #responsibility #forthegirls #choosecricket
— sue strachan (she/her) 💙 (@sue_strachan) August 21, 2020
What You Should Know
- Sue Strachan becomes Cricket Scotland’s first woman President.
- Besides being a cricketer, Sue Strachan is also a doctor who wants to inspire more girls into joining cricket.
“Being elected as President of Cricket Scotland is a huge honour. To be the first female president is an even greater honour and also a huge responsibility,” Strachan said. She has been on the board for four years. “I am committed to not only cherishing and celebrating the rich history and traditions of cricket in Scotland, but also to be part of moving forwards in our aims to make cricket mainstream,” she added, reports Cricket Scotland.com.
— Cricket Scotland (@CricketScotland) August 21, 2020
” I want to welcome everyone to be a part of our community – no matter your age, sex, colour, physical abilities, sexual preferences or financial situation. You are welcome to be a part of this family,” she hailed.
Involving more girls into cricket
Talking about how more women and girls need to join cricket, Strachan to BBC, “What we’ve been doing over the last three or four years particularly is trying to involve girls at a young age and then keep them in cricket as one of their sports, not necessarily their only sport.”
Strachan is a Doctor too
Strachan works as a renal physician. Besides being a cricketer, Strachan is also a Scottish Masters squash champion and played hockey and tennis at leisure. She was previously involved with Scottish Women’s Football and was a founding member of Scottish Women in Sport.
Strachan added, “I have had so much fun with my sport, as well as the health benefits it gives me, of which obviously as a doctor I’m so well aware, it’s social and fun and being part of a community.”
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