Sydney Cricket Ground unveiled the statue of Belinda Clark on Thursday. The ground is now the home of the World’s first sculpture of a female cricketer.
The former Australian captain becomes the 15th member of the SCG Sculpture project. She is the third female overall, joining legends Betty Cuthbert and Marlene Matthews.
Clark’s family, friends and teammates joined her at the unveiling. The cricketers including Alyssa Healy, Rachael Haynes, and Lisa Sthalekar were in attendance.
Talking about the historic event, Clark said that she is excited about the same.
“I’m excited to have the sculpture in place and for people to now look at it and perhaps wonder what that is, who that is and to be able to tell a bit of a story is really important,” Clark said. “The sculpture encapsulates being able to have a go–to be courageous, to take on those challenges and break convention.
“I want people to take away that you can do anything you want if you put your mind to it and you have good people around you, and I think I’ve been very fortunate to have had great support and have a bit of an imagination to take my game where I wanted to take it, and hopefully the sport is in a better place for it.”
Feature image from @scg