Funding for women's cricket in England to be protected

London: Plans for investing heavily in women's cricket 'will be protected', despite the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a top official at the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Clare Connor, managing director of women's cricket at the ECB, said there are no guarantees but that there is a commitment at the highest level to protect a strategy to spend tens of millions of pounds on expanding women's and girls' cricket.

"I remain really confident that the momentum we've built behind the women's and girls' game will be protected to the absolute best of our endeavors," Connor told 'The Associated Press'.

"There is a very strong desire to protect the investment into the women's and girls' game."

The ECB on Thursday unveiled its Together Through This Test campaign highlighting the cricket community's volunteer efforts during the lockdown. Desk: Asianet Online