Isa Guha, the former England international, has become the first woman to join the board of the Professional Cricketers’ Association. Guha, who has won the World T20, World Cup and the Ashes, was appointed as a non-executive director of the PCAon Tuesday(April 11).
Guha became the first woman from Asia to represent the England women’s team when she made her debut in 2002. She went on to play eight Test matches, 83 One-Day Internationals and 22 Twenty20 Internationals for England before announcing her retirement in 2012. Post retirement, Guha has been working as a television presenter and commentator around the world.
“I am delighted to be joining the PCA as a Non-Executive Director at an exciting time for the game here in England for our men and women at both domestic and international levels,” Guha said. “I look forward to working with the team at the PCA, and with all the many past and present players, as the country prepares for a number of major events, starting with the ICC Champions Trophy and the Women’s World Cup this summer.”
David Leatherdale, the PCA chief executive, was hopeful of Guha’s knowledge helping in the growth of the PCA. “Isa has a vast knowledge of the game from both a men’s and women’s perspective, firstly through her time as a player and more recently from her work in the media on a global stage,” he said.”As someone who was at the forefront of the women’s game after making her debut for England in 2002, and with our international women players now full members of the PCA, I am sure Isa will bring real insight to the PCA Board as we grow and support all areas of the professional game.”