New Zealand : Sending out a strong message to the big world out there, NZ women cricketer Hayley Jensen married Australian women cricketer Nicola Hancock last weekend in a grand ceremony.
New Zealand legalized same sex marriage since 19 August 2013. It is not the first time that women cricketers have not married with their team mates with the same sex. Last year, South African women’s cricket team captain Dane Van Niekerk and teammate Marizanne Kapp tied the knot.
Van Niekark and Kapp were the second couple among the international cricketers after New Zealand pair of Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu to get married earlier. This will be the third such marriage.
All rounder Hayley Jensen, who played for Melbourne Stars in the first two editions of Women’s Big Bash League, made the move cross-town to the Melbourne Renegades for the third edition.
On the other hand, Nicola Hancock still continues to represent ‘Team Green’ in the Australian T20 league, Melbourne Stars took to Twitter to announce the wedding and posted a beautiful picture from the ceremony.
“From #TeamGreen, congratulations to Stars bowler Nicola Hancock who married her partner Hayley Jensen last weekend!” the picture was captioned.
Hard hitting Jensen made her international debut for the White Ferns in 2014 and became the first ever female to score a century for the Melbourne Cricket Club when she struck 122 against Prahran in March 2015.