Inspired by the traditional Prime Ministers XI match for male cricketers, the Governor-General's XI is returning for the fifth consecutive summer.
His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, and Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel have named a 12 player squad for the Governor General’s XI Twenty20 match against a touring Indian side on Tuesday, 28 January at the City of Canada Bay’s Drummoyne Oval.
City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas encouraged locals and fans from across Sydney to come along and throw their support behind the Australian team.
“We are thrilled to be hosting the Governor-General’s XI,” Mayor Tsirekas said. “This match is a fantastic chance for Sydneysiders to come along to one of our most picturesque sporting fields on a Tuesday night to cheer on Australia’s emerging talent against India.”
“Entry is free and the game starts at 6:40pm so bring along the kids for a great night out under the lights at Drummoyne Oval.”
The Governor-General’s XI match – inspired by the traditional Prime Minister’s XI game – pits some of the best young female players in Australia against a touring team.