On May 30, we launched our Inaugural Day of Gender Equality with a world first cricket match at Wormsley Estate in the UK between the Sir Paul Getty Women’s XI and the newly formed FairBreak Global XI.

The energy level was high with excitement, nerves and gratitude felt by our players from around the globe meeting for the first time, some having experienced their first ever international flight to get to the event from our players, and the FairBreak global team who have been working tirelessly to bring to life the FairBreak vision of gender equality.

The day kicked off with a summit involving key advocates for gender equality and supporters of FairBreak who participated in a robust discussion about what can be done globally to progress gender equality. We are eternally grateful to those who shared their insights and thoughts around tackling major issues including equal pay and governance.

This was followed by our FairBreak XI taking on the Sir Paul Getty Women’s XI in an exhibition T20 Cricket Match. The T20 Match was a world first, achieving a number of milestones including:

  1. The first time a women’s cricket team has comprised women from 10 countries across 5 continents
  2.  The first time the Sir Paul Getty Foundation had fielded a women’s team at Wormsley Estate – now known as “Sir Paul Getty’s Ground”
  3.  The first time a global team of female cricketers had the opportunity to connect with like-minded athletes from across 5 of our 7 continents
  4. The first time a match of this nature has been livestreamed and freely accessible for fans across the world to watch

The inaugural FairBreak XI team comprised of players from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Oman, Singapore, USA, Vanuatu and West Indies.

To learn more about the key highlights from this initiative, check out our recap video below. We’ll be sharing more content from the day and our inaugural team of sensational women who made the day possible.

We are excited about the road ahead and can’t wait to see how far this ripple will reach. Onwards and upwards!