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ICC announces 100% Cricket Future Leaders Programme batches

Belinda Clark

40 women from 29 ICC Member countries have been selected to be mentored as part of the ICC 100% Cricket Future Leaders Programme designed to support emerging female talent in cricket. The programme, which is part of the ICC’s long-term commitment to accelerate the growth of women’s cricket and women in cricket, received an overwhelming response of more than 300 applicants from 45 different countries.  

The initial intake will be split into two batches and the programme, which designed to address the low percentage of women in leadership positions in global cricket and build a pipeline of new female leaders in cricket will get underway with batch one beginning this month. 

Mentor

Mentee

Country / Organization 

Greg Barclay (Governance and Board)

Nadia Gruny

USA

Wasim Khan

(Management)

Joanna Taylor

ICC

Andrea Nelson

(Senior Management / Events)

Fizza Abid

Pakistan

Steve Elworthy

(Governance and Board)

Tracey Pitt

Bermuda

Michelle Enright

(Commercial and Business of Cricket)

Ewa Ostaszewska

Ireland

Hilton Moreeng

(Coaching)

Helmien Rambaldo

Netherlands

Claire Polosak

(Match Officiating)

Vijeylaxmi Narasimhan 

India

Sana Mir

(Player Growth)

Benafsha Hashimi 

Afghanistan

Divya Gokulnath

Commercial and Overall Leadership)

Anna Shaw

England

Anthony Everard

(Fan Engagement)

Vaishali Jesrani

Oman

Sharda Ugra

(Media and Journalism)

Roberta Morretti

Brazil

Ian Bishop

(Broadcasting)

Xolile Mabuza

S.Africa

Dhiraj Malhotra

(Game Development and Events Operations)

Caitlin Spencer

Australia

Christina Matthews

(Development)

Iriho Veronique

Rwanda

Gemma Davies

(Digital Communications)

La Donna Williams

West Indies

Jodie Hawkins 

(Leadership / Senior Management)

Mariamma Hyder

Kuwait

Lisa Keightley 

(Coaching)

Naome Kayondo Bagenda

Uganda

Karren Rogers

(Digital Partnerships and Fan Engagement)

Nicole Dunn

N. Zealand

Will Glenwright

(Development)

Rosy Ryan

Scotland

Chris Tetley

(Events and Development)

Charilitah Wambui

Kenya


Batch 2 commencing in Nov 2021: 

1

Tuba Sangar

Afghanistan

2

Joan Norton 

Australia

3

Lucy Pringle

England

4

Stephanie Frohnmayer

Germany

5

Tammy Chu

HKG

6

Laura Peacock

ICC

7

Harini Rana

India

8

Niamh O’Shea

Ireland

9

Nicky Britten 

New Zealand

10

Ijeoma Azubuike

Nigeria

11

Marina Iqbal

Pakistan

12

Margaret Sibona

Papua New Guinea 

13

Samantha Hickman

Peru

14

Shivani Mishra

Qatar

15

Stella Siale Vaea-Tangitau

Samoa

16

Abbi Aitken 

Scotland

17

Karen Smithies

South Africa

18

Michell Pereira

Sri Lanka

19

Amanda Reifer

W.Indies

20

Mary-Anne Musonda

Zimbabwe

 

Commenting on the announcement Claire Furlong General Manager, Marketing and Communications said: “The response from the global cricket community and all of our Member boards has been fantastic. We received an overwhelming number of applications from 45 countries spanning all five ICC regions. The first two batches reflect the diversity of our regions and their areas of focus, and all have received outstanding endorsements from their respective Member Boards. The next six months will be incredibly exciting, and we look forward to a productive learning experience for our mentees.

“I’d like to thank all of the applicants for their interest in the programme which demonstrates a clear appetite for greater support for our future female leaders as well as our mentors who have committed their time and support so readily.”

About 100% Cricket Future Leaders Programme

The application 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.

The programme will last for a period of 6 months, and include a kick-off workshop with Belinda Clark, followed by monthly check-ins and a 3-month review with the mentees and mentors agreeing the frequency and method of communication. 

SELECTION PROCESS

All mentee applications were reviewed by a selection panel consisting of the ICC General Manager – Marketing and Communications – Claire Furlong, Mentor Guide and former Australia Captain Belinda Clark AO, ICC General Manager Development, Will Glenwright, and Competition Manager – Cricket, Birmingham 2022 – Commonwealth Games Holly Colvin. 

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