Sophia Dunkley becomes the first black woman to represent England in women’s Test cricket

On Wednesday, Sophia Dunkley, who debuted for England women’s cricket team to play the test game against the visiting Indian women became the first ‘black’ woman to don the white jersey for the English side.  With this, she has scripted a history.

The England women cricketer is just 22-year old and represents South East Starts in the domestic circuit and has played 15 T20 games for her country’s cricketing side. Georgia Elwiss, Sophia Dunkley’s teammate handed her the Test cap and read out some words written by Ebony Rainford- Brent MBE the first Black woman to play white-ball cricket for England.

The debutant speaking to PA news agency stating “Obviously playing Test cricket is a very rare occurrence in the women’s game so I think it’s exciting that people want to see women’s Test cricket. It’s a really exciting direction. I know quite a lot of the girls have not played a lot of Test cricket, but to have the opportunity to play the historic game of cricket, it’s very, very exciting. I’ve not played very much in the past, but it’s something that I’d love to play. Obviously, the men get to play Test cricket all the time and it’s such a renowned format of cricket in the men’s game.”

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