Places now open in White Ferns squad

16:00, Mar 24 2011

With Sophie Devine pursuing an international hockey career and Sarah Tsukigawa having retired places are open in the White Ferns women's cricket squad for a four-nation tournament in England in June.

A three-match North v South 50-over series starting today at Lincoln University will help the national selectors sort out their squad.

Double international Devine told coach Gary Stead she is focusing on her hockey and this weekend appears for New Zealand in a three-match series against Argentina while all-rounder Tsukigawa from Dunedin has closed her career.

Stead said the series was already scheduled before the February 22 earthquake which forced the cancellation of the concluding one-day matches in the Rosebowl series against Australia that were to be played later that week at Lincoln.

The 14-member squad will be named later.

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