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Reminder: Media accreditation closes THIS WEEK for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Accreditation will only be available to bona fide media representatives

Reminder: Media accreditation closes THIS WEEK for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 - Cricket News
The media accreditation process for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 closes this week - on Friday, 21 November 2014 at 1700 (Dubai time).
ICC will not entertain late applications
 
The media accreditation process for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 closes this week - on Friday, 21 November 2014at 1700 (Dubai time). This is a multi-stage online process that can be completed by clicking here.
 
As part of the application process, you will need to upload the following:
 
i)               A colour headshot photograph with a plain background (like a passport photo) (.jpg  file smaller than 250 KB in size)
ii)             Scanned copy of the photo page of your valid passport (.jpg or .pdf  file smaller than 250 KB in size)
iii)           Letter of approval/assignment from your editor (.jpg or .pdf file not more than 250 KB) -applications not supported by assignment letters will not be processed.
 
Please ensure that you have these three documents, in soft copy, prepared prior to applying for accreditation.
 
Accreditation will only be available to bona fide media representatives.
 
After applicants have submitted their online applications, the Accreditation Team (contact details below) will contact the nominated coordinators or Editors for the approval of the application.
 
At the same time, Editors are requested only to approve applications of staff members who will be in Australia and/or New Zealand in a working capacity.
 
The media accreditation process closes at 1700 (Dubai time) on Friday, 21 November 2014.
 
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR COORDINATORS, APPLICANTS AND EDITORS:
 
      i.         By uploading information/applying for accreditation, you understand that you, the applicant, have agreed and accepted the attached ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Media Accreditation Terms and Conditions for Non-Rights Holders.
 
    ii.         Given the large number of applicants expected, space for media will be very limited. Only working journalists with specific assignments will be accredited for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
 
   iii.         The first stage of accreditation requires you or your organisation’s coordinator (who is the nominated person from your organisation, such as an Editor, who will handle all accreditation for your organisation) to register the organisation before you can apply for individual tournament accreditation.   Further details are noted within the accreditation application process.
 
   iv.         As the tournament is being held across two countries, there are some additional pieces of information that are required to meet the local requirements in either or both Australia and New Zealand.
 
     v.         Each applicant’s respective editor must approve that applicant’s application before it is processed by the ICC. Without such approval, the application will not be considered for processing.
 
   vi.         Accreditation for the event does not guarantee access to a specific match. During the second stage of the accreditation process, which will run from 1-15 December 2014, you will be required to update your online application form by indicating the matches you intend to cover, including warm-up matches. For match day accreditation, priority will be given to international/domestic news agencies and national/daily newspaper reporters of countries whose teams will be involved in the match. For more details, please refer to the FAQs.
 
vii.         All Non-Rights Holders (NRHs) will be accredited for the tournament, but only reporters will be accredited on match days and be granted access to the venue on those days. NRH camerapersons will not be granted match-day accreditation, however, to facilitate NRHs, all unedited post-match media conferences will be streamed live on the ICC website and uploaded to the ICC Media Zone.  The ICC Media Zone is free to access and available to all media.
 
viii.         NRHs are not permitted to bring any recording equipment into a venue on a match day.  NRHs found filming inside the venue on a match day will have ALL their organisation accreditations withdrawn, and will be banned from covering any further matches.
 
   ix.         The ICC reserves the right to approve/reject/request further information on all applications in its sole discretion and without providing reasons for doing so.
 
     x.         The ICC reserves the right to withdraw the accreditation of any accredited journalist whom it deems to be in breach of the relevant ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Media Accreditation Terms and Conditions for Non-Rights Holders.
 
   xi.         Journalists failing to attend more than half their nominated matches after confirming their attendance will drop in the priority order.
 
xii.         Journalists not responding to reminder emails from the accreditation team will drop in the priority order.
 
xiii.         Journalists not informing the accreditation team about a change in their plans will jeopardise any applications they may make for accreditation for future ICC events.
 
xiv.         Late applications cannot be entertained.
 
  xv.         For members of the travelling media requiring visas to Australia and New Zealand, a letter in support of a visa application will be provided. Journalists requiring visa letters are advised to contact ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Head of Accreditation Mandy Keegan at cwcinfo@rushmans.comThe media is reminded that it is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that he/she has made the necessary visa arrangements for travel.
 
xvi.         If you have any queries on accreditation, please write to cwcinfo@rushmans.com.
 
xvii.         Rights Holders: The accreditation process for Rights Holders closes on 30 November. All television rights-holders official licensees for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 should contact Sunil Manoharan atsunil.manoharan@wwwickets.com, and all other rights-holders (radio and news access) should contact ICC Media Rights and Broadcast Officer Lara Richards at lara.richards@icc-cricket.com, for details on the accreditation process.
 
FAQs regarding the media accreditation process can be found here.
 
Notes to Editors:
 
Visas
It is media’s responsibility to secure its visas for the tournament, though the ICC will assist where it can with the provision of visa letters where requested.
 
If you are travelling to Australia and New Zealand between 26 January and 5 April 2015 for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, you only need to apply for an Australian visa.
 
Under a new Trans-Tasman visa arrangement, eligible visitors will only need to apply for an Australian visa to travel to and between both countries for the period of 26 January and 5 April 2015. New Zealand will grant a three month visa on arrival to visitors holding an eligible Australian visa for the duration of the tournament.
 
Further information on the arrangement and the Australian visas included in it is available at www.immi.gov.au/cwc.