Hockley becomes New Zealand Cricket’s first woman president

Shukriya Pakistan

WELLINGTON: Former White Ferns captain Debbie Hockley became the first woman to lead New Zealand Cricket (NZC) in its 122-year history.

Hockley, an International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Famer, will serve in the role for the next three years. She has replaced Stephen Boock, who had been serving as NZC president since November 2012.

Hockley, in her cricketing career, represented New Zealand in 118 one-day internationals, scoring 4064 runs which included four centuries.

She was the first woman cricketer to have scored a century in one-dayers, and also became the first to score past 4000 runs.

Moreover, Hockley’s career average in 19 Tests stood at 52.04.

Former New Zealand international Ingrid Cronin-Knight will join Hockley as the director. Greg Barclay, who is the current director, will serve as the new chairman of NZC.