Although there are a number of girls playing cricket at the junior level, the integration of women’s cricket into our country programme is still at the initial stages and a long way from imitating Australia's success, or indeed of England where Sarah Taylor is on the verge of infiltrating the men's domain!
There have been girls activities at several Junior clubs (Zurich Crickets, Gingins CC and Basel CC), involving training & matches in conjunction with the boys, and there has been some investment in women's cricket equipment by Cossonay Cricket Club, meaning Cricket Switzerland is better able to support the training/playing requirements.
In order to focus of women's cricket development, in 2014 Cricket Switzerland introduced the position of Women's Development Officer to the executive.
Soon after Neha Maheshwari was coopted onto the Executive Committee as the Association's first Womens' Development Officer.
Towards the end of 2015 Neha was replaced by Veena Mampilly, who took up the baton from 2016.
Initial plans are to have one or more coaching sessions and, if feasible, a women's event towards the end of the season. Depending on availability of
players, further matches in the future will also be planned, not least participation in the International Women Cricket T20 Tournament in Corfu, Greece (19-24 September 2016).
Club's are encouraged to organise a Women's introduction to cricket day, similar to the Cossonay event in 2009 season, designed to attract new members and strengthen women's cricket development in this country.