Dave Richardson added he desires that Charlotte Edwards remains associated with cricket in some form © Getty Images
Dave Richardson added he desires that Charlotte Edwards (above) remains associated with cricket in some form © Getty Images

The apex body of cricket ICC has formally thanked England Women’s skipper Charlotte Edwards (who recently retired from the game) for her valuable contribution to women’s cricket. ICC Chief Executive Dave Richardson released a statement saying that the International Cricket Council both congratulates and thanks Edwards for all the immense contributions she has made to women’s cricket. He added that Edwards has been an inspiration for a lot of girls in all parts of the world, who are aspiring to take up cricket. Richardson also said that that he desires that Edwards remains connected with cricket even after her retirement. Live Cricket Scorecard: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2016, Match 42 at Hyderabad

Richardson was quoted by icc-cricket.com saying, “Charlotte has made an invaluable contribution to women’s cricket, her career coinciding with a period of unprecedented growth in the popularity, profile and quality of the women’s game. She has been a true ambassador of the sport and has inspired and motivated an entire generation of aspiring female cricketers around the globe. READ: Charlotte Edwards’ unmatchable contribution to women’s cricket will always be remembered

“Charlotte has made an invaluable contribution to women’s cricket, her career coinciding with a period of unprecedented growth in the popularity, profile and quality of the women’s game. She has been a true ambassador of the sport and has inspired and motivated an entire generation of aspiring female cricketers around the globe.” READ: Charlotte Edwards retires from international cricket

“Her record as captain and top-order batsman has made her a household name, remaining the cornerstone of England’s top order for more than a decade. On behalf of the ICC, I wish to congratulate Charlotte on her career and wish her the best for her future. I hope that she will continue to remain associated with the sport in one form or the other.”