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Women's cricket

NZ women's coach not in favour of contracts

Gary Stead, the New Zealand women's coach, has dismissed the idea that the women's game should go professional following England's victorious campaign at the World Cup in Australia earlier this month

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Women's World Cup 2009

Loss to New Zealand was turning point - Goswami

Jhulan Goswami, captain of the Indian women's team, was happy to have regained her No. 1 ranking in bowling but was disappointed with India's third place finish in the World Cup in Sydney

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Women's World Cup 2009

Five England players in World Cup XI

Five England players have made it to the women's World Cup 2009 XI announced by the ICC day after the team lifted their third world title by beating New Zealand by four wickets in Sydney

England v New Zealand, women's World Cup final, Sydney

Shaw proves a point

A modest Nicki Shaw, named Player of the Match, put her bowling down to luck, while crediting the opening pace bowler Katherine Brunt for building up the pressure ahead of her own spell