The ECB and Sky Sports are amongst the finalists in the Women’s Sport Trust #BeAGameChanger awards, recognising cricket’s impact on women’s sport across 2017.
The England and Wales Cricket Board is in the running for the National Governing Body of the Year award, a category that recognises work throughout the sport – from the international arena through to participation.
After a thrilling year for women’s cricket – culminating in Heather Knight lifting the ICC Women’s World Cup in front of a sold-out Lord’s - the England team are up for the Sporting Role Model – Team category, while Director of England Women’s Cricket Clare Connor is once again up for the Ambassador of Women’s Sport award.
Team Up – a campaign that sees cricket, netball and hockey work together to build a broader fan base for women’s sport – has been shortlisted in the Inspiring Initiative – National category. In addition, Sky Cricket have been shortlisted for Media Initiative of the Year.
Heather Knight said: "Last year was so special for our sport and it means a lot to for cricket to be nominated across these categories.
"It’s always an honour when you look at the other nominees and see so many inspiring female athletes and women’s sport initiatives and as a team we’re really proud to be in that company.”
"Last year was so special for our sport and it means a lot to for cricket to be nominated across these categories."
Director of England Women’s cricket Clare Connor added: "The day at Lord’s was a watershed moment for women’s cricket and we’re working hard as an organisation to continue the growth and momentum of our game.
"We’re delighted to be nominated across a range of categories which reflect our desire to deliver elite teams that can win on the world stage at the same time as grow the game at the grassroots level.”