The wicketkeeper-batter is the club’s third overseas player
Wicketkeeper-batter Richa Ghosh has joined the list of India players who will be part of the WBBL after joining Hobart Hurricanes.
Ghosh, who played the three ODIs recently in Mackay where her attacking batting stood out, is the seventh member of the current touring party who are in Australia to link with the WBBL.
Her signing completes Hurricanes’ squad although they will need a replacement for Rachel Trenaman who joined from Sydney Thunder but has since ruptured her ACL.
Ghosh joins South Africa’s Mignon du Preez and New Zealand’s Rachel Priest as Hurricanes’ three overseas players.
Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma (Sydney Thunder), Shafali Verma and Radha Yadav (Sydney Sixers) and Jemimah Rodrigues and Harmanpreet Kaur (Melbourne Renegades) are the other India players currently signed up.
With the quarantine requirements for anyone arriving into Australia the fact the India players are already the country has added to their value and accessibility.
The WBBL will start on October 14 with the first 20 matches to be played entirely in Tasmania after border closures required the fixture list to be amended.
It is hoped that the Australia and India players currently taking part in the multi-format series in Queensland will be able to travel straight into Tasmania although the current Covid-19 cases in Brisbane having the potential to cause problems should Tasmania bring in border restrictions.
Hurricanes squad Nicola Carey, Mignon du Preez, Angelina Genford, Richa Ghosh, Maisy Gibson, Ruth Johnston, Sasha Moloney, Rachel Priest, Chloe Rafferty, Amy Smith, Naomi Stalenberg, Molly Strano, Rachel Trenaman (injured), Belinda Vakarewa, Tayla Vlaeminck