What used to be a sport and industry more suitable for men is changing perceptions, and South Africa seems to be setting the bar. Cricket South Africa has helped to turn the tide by awarding six women with national contracts for the first time ever.
Cricket is a gentleman's game, or so they say. There are, however, an increasing number of women who not only play the game, but who play a vital role in ensuring the teams who are adored by many are being run properly.
More and more women are writing about it, and slowly but surely the idea that there's no place for women in a man's world of sport is being abolished.
Cricket South Africa has made a historic move in awarding six women with national contracts, the first time in the institution's history that this has happened.
This means that players like Mignon du Preez, who scored a double century in a 40-over game as a 12-year-old, can now focus on just playing cricket instead of having to find a job which will allow her to sneak away for training.
It means that the women who love the sport as much as...