Sophie Devine named permanent New Zealand cricket captain

Devine will be the permanent New Zealand captain
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14:27pm, Thu 09 Jul 2020
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All-rounder Sophie Devine has been appointed as the permanent captain of the New Zealand cricket team.

Devine took over the position temporarily when Amy Satterthwaite went on maternity leave and she has won six of the 13 games she was in charge of.

Satterthwaite has not played for the White Ferns since March 2019 and will now be vice-captain.

Devine, 30, said of her new position: "It's a huge honour and privilege to be awarded the White Ferns captaincy.

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time as captain over the past season. It was challenging results-wise at times, but I feel we are moving in the right direction as a team, both with our cricket and our team culture.

"I'm very much looking forward to working with Amy who has an exceptional cricketing brain."

The first tour she will be officially in charge of will take place in September as New Zealand travel to Australia.

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