May 29, 2010

Women's cricket

The double life of Ellyse Perry

George Binoy

In the next two years, Ellyse Perry could tick off a list of accomplishments that includes playing in the soccer World Cup, the Olympic Games, an Ashes series and winning the Twenty20 World Cup. But for Perry, a star player in both the national cricket and soccer teams, the prospect is amazingly real, writes Nicole Jeffery in the Australian.

Conventional wisdom says that Perry will eventually have to choose between her two sports, but she will not countenance that idea and, remarkably, neither sport is prepared to give her an ultimatum. In a day when the major sports are getting down and dirty to fight for the best male talent in the land, cricket and soccer have been remarkably co-operative when it comes to the talented Perry.


George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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