Interview - Beth Evans, The Change Foundation Development Officer

The team are preparing for their tour of Nepal
The team are preparing for their tour of Nepal
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Ahead of a groundbreaking tour to Nepal next month, we talk to Beth Evans, the driving force behind the UK's first and only all female visually impaired cricket team.

Beth, Development Officer at Cricket For Change, tells us about where it all began for her, and some of the battles she faced in getting the team set up.

Now, with the team about to become the first female visually impaired team to play in Nepal, she talks of her and her team's excitement about their tour, which begins on 19th October.

She also speaks about the importance of such teams in helping visually impaired and disabled girls realise that there are opportunities to get involved in sport, and offer them the chance to play - even if they don't end up playing cricket in the end.

She adds that she has been working hard with the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to ensure that the tour is as successful as it can be - both for the players now and the future of visually impaired cricketers in the future.

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