Women’s cricket a perfect pitch to forge deeper Australia India ties

The Australia-India Women's Cricket Association's Under 17 team is currently touring India.

Bringing two cultures’ love of cricket together, the Australia-India Women’s Cricket Association’s Under 17 team is currently touring India.

This AIWCA’s U/17 female cricket team includes Aanya Siingh (Captain), Megan Chinniah (v-c),Keerti Vatul (w-k), Yanee Bhatia, Arika Singh, Audrey Kirk, Hannah Rose, Shree Swarup, Aimee Ravot, Nandha Sajish, Jaaniya Shah, Kuhu Nanda, Phoebe Laws and Emma Rippon.

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Ron Woods is Head Coach while Bruce Wood OAM is Tour Manager. Sue Gregory is the Girls Co-ordinator and Umpire.

Ron (Tiger) Woods became an ICC Global High Performance (Level 3) accredited coach in Dubai in 2019 and has coached Women’s Cricket for over 20 years.

Bruce Wood OAM received an Order of Australia Medal in 2022 for his extensive service to cricket.

Sue Gregory is a NSWCUSA Panel 1 Women’s umpire who has regularly umpired NSW Premier Cricket Men’s Second Grade and rep. matches.

This cricket tour to India has been organised by the Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai & Hills District Cricket Coaches’ Association (HKHDCCA), in partnership with the Australia–India Women’s Cricket Association (AIWCA), and Northern District CC (NDCC) in Sydney.

Speaking about the tour Head Coach Ron Woods told The Australia Today that touring India will be a good opportunity for the players to play outside Australia. He also mentioned the players to watch out for.

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The girls are aged from 14-17 and are touring India from 13-25 April 2024.

The Captain of the team is 15 year old Aanya Siingh. Tour Manager Bruce Wood believes that she is a star for the future.

Aanya Siingh

The touring team also has Indigenous Australian cricketer Aimee Ravot.

The team is playing two T20 matches and five 40 over fixtures in Delhi and Jaipur, as well as visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra.

Their itinerary is as follows,

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