Sydney, Oct 28 (IANS) Cricket Australia chief executive officer (CEO) James Sutherland on Wednesday congratulated Ellyse Perry on receiving the Outstanding Woman In Sport Award here on Tuesday night.
The award was selected by Australian Sports Minister Sussan Ley as part of the ‘I Support Women In Sport’ Awards, which is now in its fifth year.
Perry was also nominated for the Fair Fighter award, the Australian women’s cricket team were nominated for A-Team of the Year, Meg Lanning for the Leadership Legend award and Molly Strano for the One to Watch award.
“We congratulate Ellyse on receiving the Outstanding Woman In Sport Award at the ‘I Support Women In Sport’ Awards. It is a great recognition of Ellyse’s dedication and commitment on the field, including her achievements recently with the Australian women’s cricket team and being named Player of the Series in their successful Women’s Ashes campaign,” Sutherland said.
“It is also a credit to how she conducts herself off the field. She is always generous with her time encouraging young athletes and girls around the country to grow their skills and realise no dream is too big. Sport plays a wonderful role in motivating and inspiring people to lead active, healthy lifestyles, and we are proud of Ellyse and her teammates as role models on and off the field.”
The I Support Women In Sport Awards is run by Women’s Health Magazine and is designed to celebrate the achievements of Australia’s athletes from grassroots to the elite level.
Australia, the reigning World Champions, will be back in action in January 2016 against India for a Women’s One-Day International (ODI) series.