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ECB announces women’s regional T20 competition to be named Charlotte Edwards Cup

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New domestic tournament named in honour of former England captain and “true legend” of game

The ECB’s new regional domestic women’s T20 competition for England and Wales has been named the Charlotte Edwards Cup ahead of its launch on Saturday.

The move mirrors the decision to name the regional 50-over tournament after Rachael Heyhoe Flint, another trailblazer for the women’s game. The T20 competition had initially been given the placeholder name “Women’s Regional T20” but the ECB has decided to “connect the women’s regional game with iconic figures in women’s cricket”.

Charlotte Edwards, who will coach the Southern Vipers in the competition, is England Women’s most-capped player in all formats and their all-time leading run-scorer in T20I cricket, captaining them to the World T20 title in 2009. She also played in the first-ever T20 international, against New Zealand at Hove in 2004.
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