<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/amy-satterthwaite" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Amy Satterthwaite</a>,captain of the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/new-zealand-women" target="_blank" rel="noopener">New Zealand women's cricket team</a>, will take time away from cricket to have her first child with wife and fellow White Ferns cricketer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Lea-Tahuhu" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Lea Tahuhu</a>. <p></p> <p></p>In a statement released on August 20, Satterthwaite said: "Lea and I are overjoyed to share the news that I'm expecting our first child early in the new year. It is a special time in our lives and we can't wait for this new chapter. <p></p> <p></p>"I am very lucky to have great support from NZC with regard to taking a break from the game to have a family. I feel I still have a lot to give to the game and look forward to working my way back with an eye on the 2021 ICC Women's World Cup held in New Zealand." <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p></p><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Lea and I are thrilled to share that I am expecting our first child early in the new year. Words cannot describe how excited we are about this new chapter <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/babysatterhuhu?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#babysatterhuhu</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/jan2020?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#jan2020</a> <a href="https://t.co/UwRXJ3YMJx">pic.twitter.com/UwRXJ3YMJx</a></p> <p></p> Amy Satterthwaite (@AmySatterthwait) <a href="https://twitter.com/AmySatterthwait/status/1163662882367606784?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 20, 2019</a></blockquote> <p></p><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p></p> <p></p>"I look forward to being involved with the White Ferns quad where possible and offering support and knowledge in a mentoring capacity." <p></p> <p></p>New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White expressed his excitement for for Satterthwaite and Tahuhu. <p></p> <p></p>(<strong>READ:</strong> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/white-ferns-womens-master-agreement-historic-new-financial-agreement-explained-879259" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Women's Master Agreement: Historic new financial agreement explained</a>) <p></p> <p></p>"As soon as the Women's Master Agreement (already agreed in principle) is signed off and confirmed, Amy will be announced as one of our contracted White Ferns for the 2019-20 year," he said. As such, she will be the first player to benefit from the new pregnancy leave provisions included in the new agreement. <p></p> <p></p>"This means she'll be paid her full retainer throughout and, although possibly fulfilling some off-field contractual obligations, will not be required to train or play."