Debbie Hockley in landmark Cricket NZ election

Debbie Hockley in landmark Cricket NZ election

Debbie Hockley, the former captain of the New Zealand women’s senior cricket team, has become the first female to be elected as president of New Zealand Cricket.

Hockley, who will replace the outgoing Stephen Boock, will serve a three-year term and will be charged with developing the game within the Oceanic island nation.

An International Cricket Council (ICC) hall of famer, and with over 4,000 runs in 118 one-day internationals, Hockley will become the first woman president of the organisation in its 122-year history. She will be joined by former team mate Ingrid Cronin-Knight, who has been elected as a board director.

Greg Barclay, a senior member of New Zealand Cricket since 2012, will become the new chairman of the board after successfully acting as a director of the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015, which was jointly hosted by New Zealand and Australia.