FairBreak Global and USA Cricket are pleased to announce that an additional FairBreak T20 Tournament will be played in 2023. Fully sanctioned by the ICC, a second FairBreak Invitational 2023 will be staged in Houston, Texas from September 15th to 30th.
This is a major development in the critical work that FairBreak undertakes to deliver opportunity for female cricketers from all corners of the globe. By working collaboratively, FairBreak and USA Cricket are supporting gender equity and the advancement of women’s and girl’s cricket globally.
The inaugural FairBreak Invitational T20 took place in partnership with Cricket Hong Kong in Dubai in May 2022. Following on from the success of FBI22, and with the continued support and backing of Cricket Hong Kong, the next highly anticipated T20 tournament will be held from April 3rd to 16th 2023 at Kowloon Cricket Club in Hong Kong.
With a follow-up Tournament scheduled for the United States of America in late September, FairBreak Global will now be conducting two tournaments per year.
Six teams comprising some of the biggest names in women’s first-class cricket and outstanding players from Associate Member nations around the globe, will play each other in both two-week tournaments. All matches will be broadcast internationally.
To date, five USA players, including Team USA Women’s Captain, Sindhu Sriharsha and the U/19 Women’s Captain, Geetika Kodali have already featured at previous FairBreak events.
Six USA players have been invited to showcase their skills in the FairBreak Invitational in Hong Kong in April 2023, including Sriharsha, who will continue as Captain of the Warriors Team.
USA Cricket anticipates that up to twelve of their top players will be invited to participate in the FairBreak Invitational in Houston in September 2023. More information about this will be forthcoming in the New Year.
Newly appointed interim CEO of USA Cricket, Vinay Bhimjiani, stated, “We could not be more pleased to collaborate with FairBreak, and to showcase an event here in the USA. I have been working closely with FairBreak founder, Shaun Martyn, and we both agree this will be an outstanding tournament for cricket fans of all ages, genders and nationalities to enjoy!”
Shaun Martyn added, “In working with the ICC, the Board of Cricket Hong Kong, and the Board of USA Cricket, we are now able to provide a truly global platform to develop the game and change the lives of many invited players.
“It is exciting for everyone involved. We have known for some time that both Asia and the Americas are key growth markets for women’s cricket. With the right level of corporate support and expanding involvement from broadcasters, we have another avenue to enrich the skills and experience of female cricketers. More significantly, the potential for positive social impact across multiple communities cannot be underestimated.
“The lives of many players participating in FairBreak Invitationals will be transformed, and opportunities never previously considered possible in their home countries will be created.”
About FairBreak Global:
FairBreak is an organisation aiming to progress gender equality and equity on a truly global scale, using cricket as its primary vehicle. In doing so, FairBreak seeks to create opportunities across sport, health, business, media, arts and education to empower women to pursue success in their chosen endeavour. FairBreak Global envisions a world where people have fair and equal access to opportunities that enable them to succeed in their chosen endeavour, independent of gender or geographical location.
About USA Cricket:
USA Cricket is the National Federation for cricket in the United States as recognized by the International Cricket Council. USA Cricket’s mission is to govern, regulate, develop and promote all forms of cricket, at all levels. in the United States. It enables American cricketers to achieve sustained competitive excellence in national and international competition. With a diverse Board of Directors representing many stakeholder groups, USA Cricket is leading the sport to new heights by creating and administering value added programs to grow and develop cricket.