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Shizuka Miyaji Selected for FairBreak Invitational 2023

  • 2023-01-23
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Shizuka Miyaji has retained her place in team Spirit for the “FairBreak Invitational 2023” to take place in Hong Kong.

The six-team event will be played from 3rd – 16th April, 2023 and will involve players from over 30 countries.

Miyaji, who has played more matches than any other player for Japan and has taken the most wickets for the Women’s National Team, began playing cricket at Doshisha University in 2001 and made her debut for Japan at the ICC East Asia Pacific Cricket Challenge in 2006.

Her highlight in a Japan shirt is the Bronze Medal at the 2010 Asian Games, and the left-arm spinner has also played club cricket in New Zealand (2010-2011), Australia (2013-2014), and England (2019), where she made a career highest score of 146 playing for Hampstead Cricket Club.

In the “FairBreak Invitational 2022”, Miyaji had an excellent tournament with the ball, recording some of the best figures in the event.

The “FairBreak Invitational 2023” tournament will be managed by FairBreak Global. The concept began in 2013 as the Women’s International Cricket League with the intention of being a standalone tournament for women to advance their opportunities and earning potential within the sport.

The event will have some of the biggest names in cricket and is sanctioned by the International Cricket Council.

Player Information

  • Shizuka Miyaji
  • Born on November 4, 1981 (age 41)
  • Height 152 cm, 48 kg
  • Born in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture
  • Graduated from Doshisha University
  • Lives in Sano City, Tochigi Prefecture
  • Belongs to Sano Cricket Club and Fuji Far East Cricket Club


  • Bronze medal at the 2010 Asian Games
  • 2011 Japan Cricket Association, Best Female Player of the Year Award
  • 2012 Japan Cricket Association Women’s Player of the Year Award
  • 2016 Japan Cricket Association Women’s Player of the Year Award
  • 2017 World Cup East Asia Pacific Qualifier, Best Eleven of the Tournament
  • Japan Cricket Association Women’s Player of the Year, 2017
  • Best Batter Award, East Asia Cup, 2019
  • Player of the Match, Spririt v Falcons, FairBreak Invitational 2022

About FairBreak Global:

  • At FairBreak, we see a world where people have fair and equal access to opportunities that enable them to succeed in their chosen endeavour, independent of gender or geographical location. Our mission is to create opportunities that progress gender equality on a truly global scale, using cricket as our primary vehicle. In doing so, we aim to create opportunities across health, business, media, arts and education to empower women to pursue success in their chosen endeavour.
  • @FairBreakGlobal