In a statement issued by Tom Evans, ICC Americas Cricket Manager, twenty-two USA women cricketers have been identified to participate in a USA development camp in Philadelphia, PA, from September 9–11. The USA women will engage a visiting Marylebone Cricket Club squad of women cricketers on tour of the USA.
The USA squad includes several players who participated in the USA Cricket Combines held earlier this year, as well as some more experienced players, including 13 women that have previously represented the USA at international cricket.
USA Chairman of Selectors Ricardo Powell said “We are keen to reward some of the women who were able to come to the Combines and show their commitment and ability, however we understand not everyone was able to make the Combine so have included some talented players who have plenty to contribute to the women’s game in the USA. This squad is a development squad, we know there are other women and young players across the country that the selectors would also like to see in the future.”
The USA squad includes Akshatha Rao, Anahita Arora, Candacy Atkins, Erica Rendler, Hannah Solomon, Jyotsna Dixit, Mahika Kandanala, Melissa Sandy, Muneshri Persaud, Nadia Gruny, Onika Wallerson, Samantha Ramautar, Samikshya Aryal, Sara Farooq, Shondell Ward, Shebani Baskhar, Sindhu Ashok Sriharsha, Sindhuja Reddy Salguti, Sugetha Kalyanaraman Chandhrasekar, Swati Mishra, Vritti Sethi and Zeenat Kauser.
The camp will be coached by Anand Tummala, a past Ranji Trophy and USA player, who is now a Level 3 coach. He will be assisted during the camp by female selectors Patricia Whittaker, Julie Abbott and Joan Alexander-Serrano. Ms. Alexander-Serrano last represented the USA in 2011 at the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Bangladesh.