Wake up call for Kiwi women's cricket: Suzie Bates

Suzie Bates scored 407 runs in the tournament to bag the player of the tournament award.

updated: February 18, 2013 20:48 IST
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Mumbai: After a disappointing fourth-place finish at the ICC Women's World Cup concluded on Sunday, New Zealand skipper and player of the tournament Suzie Bates feels the team would not do well if her country's cricket board does not put in resources to arrange more tours.

"I think if we take a hard look at the way the women's game is going, then in four years' time, Sri Lanka, South Africa and West Indies are only going to get better. If we don't start putting resources for playing more tours and playing more cricket, we are going to fall behind," she said.

"I think in terms of exposure it's a huge blow for people watching the White Ferns. Maybe it's a wake up call to New Zealand cricket that if we don't make the changes, we may fall behind. I guess that it is one way to look at it," she said.

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