Fox Sports Australia – SEVEN players under 21, including two 17-year-olds, have been given playing contracts by Cricket Victoria as officials usher in a new era for the men’s team after missing out on a fourth-straight Sheffield Shield title.

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  • SEVEN players under 21, including two 17-year-olds, have been given playing contracts by Cricket Victoria as officials usher in a new era for the men’s team after missing out on a fourth-straight Sheffield Shield title.
  • Victorian signing Mackenzie Harvey in action for the Cricket Australia XI.
  • Cricket Victoria general manager Shaun Graf said the youth-oriented approach was cricket’s “aggressiveâ€� answer to an increase in competition for talent, between states and rival sports.
  • Paceman Peter Siddle is one of just four players aged 30 or over in the Victorian squad.Source: Getty Images“Traditionally cricket I think has been a lot more conservative and allowed multi-sport players to find their level and hope they play cricket.
  • Like their male counterparts, the Vic Spirit nickname has been dumped and they will play as the Victorian women’s cricket team.


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