ICC Annual Conference Comes to Edinburgh

12 Apr

Cricket Scotland has great delight in announcing that Edinburgh will host the International Cricket Council (ICC) Annual Conference in late June.

This prestigious event, involving representatives from the 106 cricket-playing countries, is traditionally held in Test-Playing nations so it is a huge coup for Scotland that it has been secured for the nation’s capital.

 Cricket is the second largest team sport in the world and Scotland seldom gets the opportunity to play host to meetings of international sports governing bodies.

Shashank Manohar, Chairman of ICC, said “The ICC is delighted to be hosting its week of Annual Conference meetings and functions in Edinburgh in partnership with the local authorities and Cricket Scotland, one of the ICC’s leading Associate Member countries.  We look forward to bringing the collective membership of the ICC together in the beautiful setting of Edinburgh to discuss and make decisions that further the interests of the international game worldwide and to demonstrate our support and commitment to the development of cricket within the Associate Membership of the ICC.”

Tony Brian, Chair of Cricket Scotland said, “The fact that Scotland has been chosen to host this important conference is testament to the strides we have taken in developing the grass root and representative game at senior and age-group level in both men’s and women’s formats as attested to by our recent participation in five global tournaments over the last 12 months.  Cricket is one of the most inclusive and diverse team sports in Scotland and we are striving to engage more with both the sporting public and the general public to get it embraced as an activity of choice for young and old throughout the land.” 

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