Former England women’s team wicketkeeper-batter Sarah Taylor believes that there are many women coaches capable of coaching in men’s cricket.
Taylor was recently appointed as the assistant coach of Abu Dhabi in the T10 league.
There are very good women coaches out there: Sarah Taylor
Sarah is also part of Sussex’s coaching staff, and the 32-year-old feels it is interesting for women to coach in men’s franchise tournaments.
“I think it’s an interesting one [having a woman coach in men’s franchise cricket]. There are very good women coaches out there. I don’t think if they have aspirations to go into men’s cricket, I have no idea,” Sarah was quoted as saying by Cricket Next.
“I don’t know whether me being with Sussex is kind of people have looked to – ‘Okay! ‘She just wants to be in men’s game’ – I have no idea. But I agree, there are a lot of female coaches who would have been very good for the men’s game. But as I said, we have got Julie (Price), myself, and there will be plenty more,” she added.
I Will enjoy watching Chris Gayle play: Sarah Taylor
Chris Gayle, who has been one of the greatest pillars of the West Indies team, is one of the prominent faces of the Abu Dhabi team.
Sarah called Gayle a funnu person and is looking forward to watch the southpaw, with whom she has never met in person, play in the T10 league.
“I mean look, I have always seen him in the nets wearing a helmet. I have been pretty much working with wicketkeeper, and now I will probably sit back and enjoy watching Chris. It will be a kind of a moment where I’ll be in a dugout and do look around, and I’ll look at names who are in there,” Sarah said.
“It is a serious team. I will just embrace it. I am just excited to see what’s going to happen. I am sure, Chris will be a very, very funny guy. I haven’t met him before, so It’ll be nice to see him,” she added.
Sarah represented 226 international games across all formats, including 90 T20Is. She retired from playing cricket in September 2019 but returned to play for Welsh Fire in the inaugural edition of Women’s Hundred.