Jonny Bairstow's mother elected as Yorkshire's first female vice-president

Yorkshire [UK], Mar 22 (ANI): Janet Bairstow, the mother of England's wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow, has been elected as the first female vice-president of Yorkshire county cricket club.

Janet Bairstow has been an administrator at Yorkshire, and she was elected as the vice-president at the county's annual general meeting on Saturday.

Along with Janet, Yorkshire pace bowler, Mike Cowan was also elected as the vice-president.

"Bairstow is the widow of David Bairstow and the mother of Jonny. She has committed her adult life to Yorkshire cricket, including 13 years as the club's cricket department administrator, a post from which she has now retired," Yorkshire county said in an official statement.

In the annual general meeting, Charlotte Evers was re-elected to the Members'Committee while chief executive Mark Arthur was re-elected to the Board alongside Katherine Mathew.

Following a successful year as the clubs' president in 2019, former-off-spinner Geoff Cope was re-elected as President for 2020.

Yorkshire's chairman of the club, Robin Smith also laid down an update on the recently released statement by the England Cricket Board (ECB) regarding the COVID-19 situation.

The ECB had earlier suspended all professional cricket till May 28 in the country.

Earlier, England's tour of Sri Lanka was also postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (ANI)