Kookaburra Cricket surprised a young Australian girl, who had written a letter last month about the lack of options kit sizes for young cricketers, especially girls.Olivia, who fell in love with the game and joined Bulimba Cricket Club’s all-female team, had gone to buy cricket gear but the lack of it at the store disappointed her.Following that, she wrote a letter to the sports kit manufacturer asking them to consider making kits for girls too as so many girls are playing the game now.”Today I went to Rebel (Sports store) and bought the Kookaburra Verve Pro 400 batting pads in the size ‘boys’. It made me a little bit sad that the size was just called ‘boys’ as so many girls are playing cricket now too,” she wrote. Olivia expressed her disappointment at the lack of options in cricket gear for young girls (@BulimbaCricket Photo)Her letter went vital and speaking to The Courier-Mail, she said that she didn’t expect to get so much support online and went onto highlight the need to make unisex gears as the popularity of the game among women is at an all-time high.Kookaburra replied to her letter via a spokesperson and said that they changed their sizing last year itself and she might have seen something old.”Kookaburra changed all its sizing to ‘adults’ and ‘juniors’ in 2017 to better reflect the growing female participation in cricket and break this anachronism. We think Olivia has seen some old stock somewhere that has old sizing, but regardless, her letter shows how crucial these changes are to reduce the barriers for girls to play cricket.advertisementIt’s another reason why we proudly sponsor so many female players in Australia. The great outcome from this is the support Olivia has received from around the globe that hopefully furthers her passion for the game,” a spokesperson said.Our very own @ahealy77 had a big surprise for young fan Olivia after her letter about cricket equipment went viral last month! pic.twitter.com/Kv6sKJOlHLAustralian Women’s Cricket Team (@SouthernStars) October 2, 2018 Olivia was presented a Kookaburra kit bag filled with gloves, pads, a bat and a jersey (@KookaburraCkt Photo)And on Tuesday, Australian cricket team uploaded a video, where the Southern Stars’ wicket-keeper batsman Alyssa Healy was seen surprising the young kid with Kookaburra kitbag, which had everything from pads to a bat for Olivia.Olivia was extremely happy and said so was Healy, who felt that what the little girl did was a brave and an inspiring gesture for all women cricketers.
6th July 2018 | By contenteditor AGTech wins lottery software contract in major Chinese province Lottery software and system developer AGTech has won a contract to provide lottery hardware support for the sports lottery in China’s Jiangsu province, which is home to more than 80 million people.The tech company’s subsidiary, Beijing AGTech GOT Technology (GOT), won the bid, with the tender managed by the Jiangsu Provincial Sports Lottery Administration Centre.Enquiries to AGTech to clarify the length of the agreement were not immediately returned.The deal will build on recent contract wins for AGTech in a number of other provinces, including Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hunan, Jilin and Shanghai. Jiangsu includes major cities such as Nanjing.“In the first half of 2018, GOT has already won tenders in various provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions across China, further reaffirming our hardware division’s continued dedication to and leading position in China’s lottery industry,” AGTech chairman and chief executive John Sun said.“AGTech has and will continue to enhance product innovation, safety and research and development compliance to contribute to the overall healthy development of China’s lottery market.”The expansion of AGTech’s hardware and distribution services across China has been a key goal of the company since it was acquired by e-commercia giant Alibaba two years ago.Earlier this week, iGamingBusiness.com reported that Chinese betting on the FIFA World Cup via the country’s sports lottery could be worth $7.5bn (€6.5bn).Image: Ozonefrance Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Lottery Tech & innovation Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: China AGTech has won a major sports lottery contract in China’s Jiangsu province Lottery