Argentina women make debut
The ICC get, and sometimes deserve, a lot of criticism for many things, but one thing they are getting absolutely right is their development of the women's game since they absorbed the IWCC.
Eleven women's teams played their first match last year, four more make their debuts in the ACC Women's Tournament in Malaysia next month, and Argentina made their debut yesterday, playing against a local development XI.
Argentina captain Cata Greloni won the toss and chose to bat on a cold day in Hurlingham, and she led from the front with a fine all-round performance. She top-scored with 50 as Argentina scored 143/4 from their 35 overs, and took 4/15 when bowling to help dismiss the development XI for 119, Argentina winning by 24 runs.
An Americas Cup tournament is planned for August in Toronto, which will feature Canada and Bermuda, who will be seeking match practice ahead of November's World Cup qualifiers, in addition to a Trinidad & Tobago youth XI.