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31/07/2020 03:12 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 -- The country’s young woman cricketer, Elsa Hunter continues to shine down under with her latest achievement in getting selected to the New South Wales (NSW) Under-16 (U-16) Academy for 2020/2021 season.

The 15-year-old, who now resides and studies in western Sydney, Australia, has been part of the academy over the last three years.

The Malaysian Cricket Association (MCA) said Elsa is also shortlisted as a reserve for the NSW U-19 women’s squad.

“Elsa is really looking forward to the next season where she will be playing first grade in NSW Premier Women’s competition against the likes of Alysa Healy, Ash Gardiner and Nichola Carey when they are not playing for Australia or their WBBL (Women's Big Bash League) teams.

“Elsa was Parramatta Women’s Cricket player of the year as well as Female Cricketer of the year at The Hills Sports High in Seven Hills, Sydney.

Elsa is 100 per cent looking forward to continue playing for Malaysia and she said it was a very proud moment as well as invaluable experience and hoped to help Malaysia get into the top 10 teams in the world,” MCA said in a statement.

The all-rounder had already created history as the youngest player to represent the country the age of 13 and played for Malaysia in the Twenty20 (T20) World Cup Asian qualifiers at Thailand in early 2019.

-- BERNAMA

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