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Ellyse Perry, one of the greatest women's cricketers in the world, hopes other nations start up Twenty20 leagues based on the success of the Women's Big Bash League.
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28 Jan 2016 - 11:45 AM  UPDATED 28 Jan 2016 - 4:06 PM

Ellyse Perry hopes the success of the WBBL wasn't lost on administrators around the world.

Perry claimed the Belinda Clark award on Wednesday, the highest honour on offer to female players at Cricket Australia's night of nights.

It was a breakthrough year for the allrounder, who led the Southern Stars for runs and wickets in a 10-match voting period that included their Ashes triumph.

But it was also a breakthrough year for women's cricket, with record TV audiences and crowds watching the inaugural WBBL season.

England will launch a women's Twenty20 league this year and Sydney Sixers skipper Perry hopes other nations follow suit.

"There's the IPL in India and if there was to be another version of that in years to come, that would be absolutely wonderful," Perry said.

"You look at all the other leagues that have developed around the world in the men's side.

"Hopefully there's a platform there that Cricket Australia has developed in the WBBL that other nations can follow.

"The WBBL has really kickstarted things. I know everyone's very much looking forward to seeing how it goes in England."

Perry noted it was a tremendous honour to be recognised as the greatest player in the country.

"It's really lovely. More so it's testament to the incredible people that have helped me out throughout my career," she said.

"Particularly, probably my dad who has been my coach since I was about six years old.

"He taught me how to play the game and still helps me out till this day."

Perry polled 33 votes to claim the coveted prize ahead of two-time winner Meg Lanning.

The 25-year-old scored 375 runs and snared 17 wickets for Australia in 2015.

"We've got a really big summer still to come," Perry said.

"A series against India, then we play New Zealand in February before we head over to the T20 World Cup in India.

"There's a lot of cricket to come."