Ndhlovu, Sibanda for Fairbreak Invitational

Fungai Muderere

LADY Chevrons duo of all-rounder Kelis Ndhlovu and bowler Nomvelo Sibanda have been invited to the third edition of the Fairbreak Invitational set to be played in the United States of America (USA) from 14 to 30 September.

It will be debut appearances for Ndhlovu and Sibanda where they will join Lady Chevrons captain Mary Anne Musonda at the global cricket showcase that undertakes to deliver equal opportunities for female cricketers from all corners of the globe.

Thus, FairBreak and USA Cricket are supporting gender equity and the advancement of women’s and girl’s cricket globally.

Musonda has played in all the two previous editions of the Fairbreak Invitational.

Ndhlovu’s abilities cannot be doubted as she emerged as the best player in both domestic tournaments played this year. She was voted Player of the Tournament in the Fifty50 Challenge and Women’s T20 Cup.

Earlier this year, she captained Zimbabwe in the inaugural ICC Under-19 Women’s World Cup.

Kelis Ndlovu

She made her debut for Zimbabwe as a 16-year-old in 2022 in Namibia. In that debut series, she and Sharne Mayers hit an unbeaten 158 first wicket partnership.

The inaugural FairBreak Invitational T20 took place in partnership with Cricket Hong Kong in Dubai in May 2022. Following on from the success of FairBreak Invitational, and with the continued support and backing of Cricket Hong Kong, the other contest was held in April this year at Kowloon Cricket Club in Hong Kong.

With a follow-up tournament scheduled for September in the USA, FairBreak Global will now be reportedly conducting two tournaments per year.

Six teams comprising some of the biggest names in women’s first-class cricket and outstanding players from associate member nations around the globe, will play each other in both two-week tournaments. All matches will be broadcast internationally.

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