In a latest media release the International Cricket Council ( ICC ) launched the next phase of their 100% cricket campaign, with the launch of the 100% Cricket Future Leaders. The mentorship programme aims at future female leaders in cricket and a long term commitment to accelerate the growth of women’s cricket. Under the umbrella of 100% cricket, the Future Leaders Programme is designed to support emerging female talent in cricket across administration , coaching and officiating, broadcast and journalism as well as marketing, digital and technology and events.
Commenting on the programme Greg Barclay, Chairman ICC said: “Cricket is a genuinely inclusive sport for all, but that is not widely reflected in how our game is led globally so it gives me great pleasure to launch the Future Leaders Programme. “This is a practical approach towards solving the underrepresentation of women in leadership positions in our sport to enable us to build a strong pipeline of future female leaders and ultimately inspire more women to take up roles in cricket. “The response from the global cricket community has been fantastic as you can see from the mentors who have enthusiastically committed to bring their knowledge and expertise to the programme and I am personally looking forward to being part of it.”
A vigorous selection process where all mentee applications will reviewed by a selection panel consisting of an ICC General Manager -Marketing and Communications, another member of the ICC senior management teams and two independents. The panel will put forward the successful applicants to an appropriate mentor based on their personal and professional development objectives and projected career path. We aim to announce the first batch of selected applicants on May 13, 2021. The ICC invites applications for the first batch of participants from April 19 to May 3, 2021 from all interested candidates from the world of Cricket. The opportunity is open to women who will go on to become the future leaders of our sport. Aspiring leaders in junior to middle management positions of any ICC Member or ICC would make suitable candidates.
List of confirmed mentors for a batch includes.
Greg Barclay, Chair, ICC
Wasim Khan, CEO, PCB
Andrea Nelson, CEO, ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, New Zealand
Steve Elworthy, Managing Director – Events & Special Projects, ECB
Michelle Enright, Acting CEO, ICC T20 World Cup Australia
Hilton Moreeng, Coach – South Africa Women’s Team
Claire Polosak, Match Official / Umpire
Sana Mir, Former Captain of Pakistan’s Women’s Team
Divya Gokulnath, Co-Founder BYJU’s
Anthony Everard, Exec GM, Fan Engagement, Cricket Australia
Sharda Ugra, Sports Journalist
Ian Bishop, Leading Broadcaster, Former West Indies Fast Bowler
Dhiraj Malhotra, GM Cricket Operations and Game Development, BCCI
Christina Matthews, CEO WACA
Gemma Davies, Operations Director, Engage Digital Partners
Source: ICC Media and Fatima Said