The Game Changers

Isa Guha: Building a career in a male dominated sport

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Isa Guha was the first woman of South Asian origin to represent England in sport when she made her international cricket debut in 2002, aged 17.

Her career, which spanned a decade, included winning the 2009 Women's World Cup, Women's World T20 and three Ashes Series.

Isa is now firmly established in sports media, having broken many barriers along the way both presenting and commentating for global broadcasters. She’s currently an integral part of the Fox Cricket coverage in Australia and Test Match Special combined with heading up the BBC TV coverage in the UK.

It’s recently been announced that she will also be joining the BBC line up for Wimbledon this summer. 

As the first woman on the Professional Cricketers Association board, Isa has overseen an important time in the transition of the game as women strive for equity in cricket but also as the game aims to tackle racism.

Isa is incredibly open as we discuss what more cricket can do to make the sport inclusive for women of all backgrounds and she shares how she built her broadcasting career. Isa also reflects on Shane Warne’s legacy and the new foundation she is establishing in her mother’s name, Take her lead.

You can order Isa’s mum’s beautiful cookbook - Roma’s Recipes - here.

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Executive Producer – Sam Walker Host – Sue Anstiss

A Fearless Women production