‘Playing for England has meant everything to me’, says World Cup winning star
“I’d like to thank my family and friends for their continual support over the years and to all those involved in helping me develop as a cricketer of which there are too many to mention. I have been fortunate to be supported by various physiotherapists and strength and conditioning coaches through the English Institute of Sport who have worked closely with me, especially in the last year to help overcome injury.
“I feel privileged to have received such strong backing from the ECB throughout my career as an England cricketer and think the opportunities for women to play and represent their country are ever increasing.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time playing for England and will take many memories with me such as winning the Ashes in 2005, the World Cups in 2009 and our most recent whitewash of our tour in New Zealand. It has been a pleasure to play alongside some truly special cricketers and to see them grow as players. The current squad is the strongest I have ever been involved in and I hope they continue to lead the way in world cricket.”
Head of England Women’s Cricket Clare Connor paid tribute to Guha saying she was a “fantastic role model”.
“Isa should be rightfully proud of the part she has played in that journey. She has been a fantastic role model for all women and girls and has represented herself, her family and ECB with great distinction on and off the pitch. She will be missed but I am sure that her relentless passion for the game and for women in sport generally, will continue to play a part in the next chapter of her life.”