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How The Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 Will Inspire A Generation

“If you can’t see it, you can’t be it” – how the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 will inspire a generation.

More than entertaining crowds and elite competition, the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 is about inspiring the next generation.

Frankie Mackay is captain of the Canterbury Magicians. She led her team to become double champions in 2021, winning both the Hallyburton Johnstone Shield and the Dream11 Super Smash.

“I can remember going to watch the World Cup games in 2000 and it being the first time seeing women’s cricket, and realising it was something I could do too,” Mackay said.

It’s a chance for younger cricketers to see their heroes up close and allows them to dream about where their cricket careers could take them – if you can’t see it you can’t be it.”

Frankie Mackay - Captain of the Canterbury Magicians

“It’s a chance for younger cricketers to see their heroes up close and allows them to dream about where their cricket careers could take them – if you can’t see it you can’t be it.”

The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 kicks off around the country on 4 March 2022, with matches in Ōtautahi Christchurch from 25 March, including the second semi-final on 31 March and the final on 3 April. All Christchurch pool matches will be played at Hagley Oval.

White Ferns Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu play for the Magicians alongside Mackay. To have local talent on show to the world was huge for current and future players.

“All the Canterbury-based White Ferns are very excited that we could be lifting a World Cup on the ground where we all played so much cricket growing up, and in front of family and friends who have supported us every step of the way,” she said.

I may be slightly biased but I think Hagley is the best ground in the country so any opportunity to showcase that on the world stage is always good,”

Frankie Mackay - Captain of the Canterbury Magicians

A world cup was a chance to show off talent, but also destination. Ōtautahi Christchurch is the bustling urban heart of Te Waipounamu, the beautiful South Island, having undergone huge revitalisation in the last decade.

“I may be slightly biased but I think Hagley is the best ground in the country so any opportunity to showcase that on the world stage is always good,” Mackay said.

“We have a beautiful country to showcase and wonderful people living in it so it’s always great to see people get to experience it and hear how much they love their time here.”

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