Former England captain Charlotte Edwards has been named the first female president of the Professional Cricketers Association.
The 41-year-old will continue to coach Southern Vipers and is expected to lead Southern Brave in The Hundred.
“I’m hugely honoured to be given such a prestigious title,” said Edwards.
“It’s an exciting time for women’s cricket and I’m really excited about what I can bring to the role.
“I think the introduction of 41 new female members to the PCA has shown it’s the right time to have a female PCA president, but I’m passionate about looking after the interests of the men’s game as well in order to help cricket thrive as a whole.
“I’ve always followed what the PCA is doing for the game, and in particular the work of the Professional Cricketers’ Trust, and I really do want to be as involved as I can be. The game has given me so much and now this is the perfect opportunity for me to give something back.”