The women’s regional domestic T20 tournament has been renamed Charlotte Edwards cup.
The tournament will see eight teams battling it out in the T20 format which has been named after the former England captain who played in the first-ever T20 international, against New Zealand. She is still team’s leading run-scorer in the T20I format. In fact, she has the most number of runs in international cricket.
Edwards took to Twitter to say that she was extremely honoured for the same. She wrote: “Extremely honoured that the new T20 cup is in my name. So many great women have done so much in the game,so thank you @ECB_cricket.I have no doubt this competition will provide many wonderful players for the future and I look forward to being part of this over the next few years”
In the media announcement, she added- “The regional players who’ll take part in the competition are at the beginning of such an exciting journey, and the pathway has progressed and developed so far since I was in their position.
“I hope, like we saw with the Rachael Heyhoe Flint (Trophy), that players from across the eight teams can continue to impress at regional level and push hard for international selection.
“The new domestic set-up is a real game-changer for women’s cricket in this country and I’m really proud to be a part of it.”