ICC launches the second edition of 100% Cricket Future Leaders Programme
20 future female leaders in cricket will be part of ICC’s 100% Cricket Future Leaders Programme, a mentoring scheme designed to support female talent in cricket.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that a further 20 future female leaders in cricket have been selected to be part of the second edition of the ICC 100% Cricket Future Leaders Programme. The mentoring scheme, designed to support emerging female talent in cricket and address the low percentage of women in leadership roles in the sport, will see the women paired with senior leaders over a six-month period.
This follows the overwhelming success of the first edition of 100% Cricket Future Leaders programme which concluded at the end of last year. The second intake features talent from 19 ICC member nations who applied to be on the programme which is part of the ICC’s strategy to accelerate the growth of women’s cricket and women in cricket.
ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice said: “The response from our first batch of Future Leaders has been fantastic and we are delighted to enter the second edition with another talented group of future female leaders of our sport.
“The programme has incredible support from both our Members and the mentors who are so generous with their time and knowledge. There is a genuine desire across cricket to commit to creating a sport that is played, enjoyed, and administered equally by men and women and 100% Future Leaders is a great example of this. Congratulations to our next intake of Future Leaders and we look forward to a productive learning experience for everyone involved.”
The second edition of programme will also include two workshops with programme guide Belinda Clark AO, followed by several interactions between the inaugural batch and the second batch of mentees also.
Programme Guide, Belinda Clark AO said: “I loved being involved in the inaugural programme, I saw firsthand the power of mentoring and the amazing skills and abilities of our emerging female leaders. They have big dreams that have been powered by their wonderful mentors and I am confident they will make a positive and profound impact on the game.”
“We are building a community of impressive people who whether they are mentoring or being mentored are ensuring that the games leadership will continue to become more diverse. I am looking forward to working with another 20 future leaders from around the world and am excited to hear and see their ambitions come to fruition.”
Following is the list of the mentors paired with their mentees for batch 2 of the programme.
Batch 2 commencing January 2022:
CEO, Surrey County Cricket Club
Cricket West Indies
Chairman, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) – Pakistan
Mumbai Indians, India
Chairman, USA Cricket – USA
Senior Sports Correspondent, Nigeria
Senior Sports Journalist – India
Senior Commercial Strategy Manager, Cricket Australia
Chief Commercial Officer, ICC
Administrator, Titans Cricket Team, South Africa
CEO, ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup – NZ
Intelligence Analyst, ICC
GM Cricket Operations and Game Development, BCCI – India
Women and Girls Cricket Development Officer, Durham Cricket, England
Head of Digital, ICC
Game Development Manager/Warden, Cricket Papua New Guinea
CEO, ACT Cricket – Australia
Women’s Selection Committee, Pakistan Cricket Board
Head of Sports, Star and Disney India
Captain, Zimbabwe Women’s National Team
Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Sport NZ
Match Referee, Sri Lanka Cricket
ICC Elite Match Official – Australia
Marketing Manager, Cricket Ireland
Head, Global Wine Delivery at Pernod Ricard – Australia
League Manager – Super Smash, New Zealand Cricket
Managing Director, Events, Cricket Netherlands
Head of National Development, Cricket Peru
CEO, Cricket Ireland – UK
Women’s National Coach Qatar Cricket Association
Coach, South Africa Women’s Team – South Africa
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General Manager, Samoa International Cricket Association
Director, Office for Women in Sport & Rec (Aus Govt) – Australia
Cricketer, German women’s national cricket team
CEO, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Local Organising Committee – Australia
Cricket Development Cricket Hong Kong
Head, Women’s Hundred & Female Engagement, ECB –
Womens’ Cricket, Afghanistan Cricket Board
President, Cricket Canada
About 100% Cricket Future Leaders Programme
The 100% Cricket Future Leaders Programme is open for all female future leaders of Cricket to apply and will be matched with a mentor to support their development growth.
The role of a mentor is to unlock their mentee’s potential and help them to be at their best. This could include being a confidential sounding-board, providing advice, guidance, and connections to reach their potential.
The philosophy of the 100% Cricket – Future Leaders Programme is to be participant lead, with the ICC acting in support to match the mentees with suitable mentors and provide guidelines and evaluation frameworks for the participants and opportunities to network and interact.
With thanks to the ICC