The first sculpture of a female cricketer in Australia is set to be installed at the SCG this January and despite a late surge of peer nominations, the recently internationally-retired Rachael Haynes is set to miss out.
Cricket Australia is seeking to address the imbalance of public recognition in women’s cricket and along with the SCG, and Venues NSW, are working to unveil the statue around the Australia v South Africa Test starting January 4.
While the identity of the statue remains a secret, Haynes’s name has been thrown around in WBBL circles after the Sydney Thunder captain called time on her 13-year international career that culminated in a Commonwealth Games gold medal.
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