Up to date: Feb 15, 2021 15:15 IST
Auckland [New Zealand], February 15 (ANI): New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chairman Martin Snedden on Monday was appointed to the board of the ICC Ladies’s Cricket World Cup 2022.
Snedden replaces Greg Barclay, who stood down from his joint roles as chair of New Zealand Cricket and CWC22 board member to take up the ICC chairmanship in November 2020.
“We’re completely thrilled that we’re capable of welcome somebody of Martin’s calibre and expertise to the CWC22 Board as we proceed planning to ship an unimaginable occasion in early 2022,” chair Liz Dawson stated in an official assertion.
“With a lifetime concerned in cricket as a participant and administrator – to not point out having led New Zealand’s supply of the 2011 Rugby World Cup – Martin will clearly be a massively beneficial contributor,” he added.
Previous to having changed Barclay as chair of NZC, Snedden most lately labored to raise the standing of ladies’s cricket as head of NZC‘s One Cricket venture.
“New Zealand has established a improbable popularity as a bunch of main worldwide sporting occasions and the 2022 Ladies’s Cricket World Cup is an opportunity to reinforce that even additional,” Snedden stated.
“We have made nice progress establishing cricket as a recreation for all New Zealanders. The forthcoming World Cup is an opportunity to showcase that progress, whereas persevering with to interact new audiences and entice much more individuals to the game,” he added.
On Friday, Snedden attended the launch of the CWC22 neighborhood engagement programme at North Shore Cricket Membership – the membership the place he honed the talents that will see him play 25 checks and 93 ODIs for his nation as a pace-bowling all-rounder.
The occasion was attended by over 200 members of the broader Auckland cricket neighborhood, a lot of whom signed up as official occasion ‘champions’. (ANI)