Cricket network logo

Garth returns to Sixers as ICC Rookie

29 November 2017

Irish international Kim Garth will return to the Sydney Sixers as the club's ICC Rookie for WBBL|03.

Garth featured for the Sixers as the club's ICC Rookie in WBBL|02 and became the first player from the program to take the field in a WBBL match. The 21-year-old allrounder played six matches in magenta as the Sixers won their maiden title.

In its third consecutive season, the ICC Rookie Placement Programme is a joint initiative between Cricket Australia (CA) and the International Cricket Council (ICC) will see cricketers from Scotland, Bangladesh, Ireland, Papua New Guinea and the Netherlands head to Australia to join to each of the Rebel WBBL clubs.

The two-week placement will provide the players the opportunity to experience elite cricket environments, accelerate their development through training sessions and to take back what they have learnt to their respective national teams.

Head of the Big Bash Kim McConnie said she was delighted to be able to work with the ICC on such a fantastic project.

“The WBBL has gone from strength to strength and it’s pleasing to again have the ICC’s support in making this initiative possible.”

“Women’s cricket across the globe is continuing to advance and having we’re proud to support this initiative to not only grow these member countries players, but also continue to develop the WBBL and some of the best players around the world."