Heather Knight and James Harris have both been immediately designated as the new vice-chairs of the PCA.
The Professional Cricket Association (PCA) has aimed to strengthen the interests of the cricketer in England and Wales. With that, England Women’s team skipper Heather Knight and Middlesex’s all-rounder James Harris have both been appointed as the vice-chairs of the PCA.
The two will work on a support role to PCA’s chairman Daryl Mitchell. Mitchell welcomed the two by saying, ‘I am delighted to welcome both Heather and James onto the PCA Board, both bring vast amounts of experience and knowledge across the professional game and I have no doubt they will make the PCA even stronger’.
Knight has been with the women’s team since 2016 and has been consistent with the performances that she had pulled off. In fact, she has also been a part of World Cup Trophy in 2017 which has been hosted in England. In her statement after she had been appointed, she highlighted how women’s game continues to grow quickly and how it is important to have a voice for women players.
With regards to the opportunity that she had received, she says, ‘I have always been interested in how the game works and what the right decisions are for the wider game so I'm very excited by the opportunity to work closely with the PCA to continue the momentum we've seen in women's cricket over the last few years’.
Harris, on the other hand, has played an estimated number of 150 first-class games. His record shows that he had already taken down 485 wickets at an impressive rate of 28.68. Talking about the opportunity that he got, he says, ‘I am honoured to be given this opportunity. I've been doing more and more work with the PCA over the last few years and helping Daryl out with any extra support he has needed as part of my role on the Players' Committee’.
Whereas Knight actively plays for the women’s team, Harris was a player of the Middlesex County Cricket Club which takes part in the ECB’s T20 Blast. To know more about this cricket league, check out Betwala.
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