Diviya G K is a Captain of the Singapore Women's National Cricket Team. Diviya is representing Singapore at international level since 2006. Diviya is so far the only woman to play in the men's league in Singapore. Her dedication for the game is just commendable. She has played in Australia, South Africa and is currently playing and Coaching in Netherlands. Diviya is also involved in Coaching Rex Martens Cricket Academy and Quick club in Netherlands. Diviya envisions a positive growth for her National Side and would love to play and learn from every game that comes on her way. Diviya has been featured on ICC 360 Cricket TV Show, Straits Times, Tamil Murasu, 96.8FM tamil radio channel, various magazines and websites. Global Cricket Community would like to wish Diviya a huge success in her career.
1. Tell us about you?
Full Name: DIVIYA G K
Date of Birth: 19 JANUARY 1987
Playing Role: All rounder (Singapore National Ladies captain)
Batting Style: Right Hand Batter
Bowling Style: Right arm off-break
2. At Present: Are you a Coach? A cricket player? A cricket related business? A club Owner? A cricket Fan? Mention your work profile (if anything else).
I graduated in December 2014. I did a degree in bachelors of clinical science (pre-medicine) and I am in the midst of applying for postgraduate medicine. I am the Captain of the Singapore ladies cricket team and I coach part time for Rex Martens Cricket Academy and Quick club in Netherlands.
3. Are you playing cricket currently? If Yes - Since how long are you playing cricket? What level of cricket have you played so far in your country?
Yes I am playing cricket. Been representing Singapore since 2006. I do play in the men’s league as well for Singapore Cricket Association and Singapore Cricket Club. The highest level I have played in Singapore, other than the ladies team would be for Singapore Cricket Club Division 2 men’s team. In 2014 I played first class cricket in South Africa and am currently playing cricket in Netherlands.
4. Do you play for any club or a team? Mention their names? When was it founded? Where are you working currently?
Yes, I do play for several clubs. Singapore Cricket Association (founded 1965), Singapore Cricket club (founded 1852) and Quick Haag Ladies team in Netherlands (founded 1896).
I am a student and a part time cricket coach for Rex Martens Cricket Academy and for Quick Club in Netherlands.
5. Where do you and your team see yourself in coming 5 years?
I would like the Singapore Ladies team to play at a higher level and get more exposure in the coming 5 years.
6. Where do you want to focus in order to improve your cricket?
I would like to play more games and keep improving in every aspect of the game. Playing games will be the true test. I will know my strengths and weaknesses under pressure.
7. Do your club/association have any website or facebook page? Mention their links.
Yes they do.
Singapore Cricket Association http://singaporecricket.org/Default.aspx
Singapore Cricket Club http://scc.org.sg
Quick Haag Club http://www.quick.nl
8. Any recent achievements/activities that you had. (It could be organizing a small camp, or just playing a match or organizing a cricket camp or playing a tournament series) Do mention the date.
In 2014 I was the first Women Cricketer in Singapore to play first class cricket.
In 2013 till present date I am the only woman to play in the men’s league in Singapore.
Currently I am in Netherlands playing cricket for Quick Haag ladies first team.
9. Would you like to come to India for a tournament or a coaching camp? Or do you want to travel any other country (if Yes, please mention the name)?
I would definitely love to play in India or be involved in a coaching camp. It would be a great experience. I am willing to go anywhere to play cricket. The more exposure I get the more I will learn.
10. Name any 3 active Cricket Clubs from your locality, Country. Also mention the name and email id of these 3 clubs.
Singapore Cricket Association
Singapore Cricket Club.
11. Would you like to nominate any club from your country for a free website from Global Cricket Community? If Yes, Why?
No, all the clubs do have a website.
Diviya now has an opportunity to play in Sri Lanka and Australia. For which she would like to raise funds for her tour that shall cover the flight, accommodation, transport, and food expenses. So you could make your valuable contributions for Diviya's tour, so that she gets to play the First Class Cricket in Sri Lanka.
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Diviya G K on ICC Cricket 360