ICC launches the second edition of 100% Cricket Future Leaders Programme;

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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. Therefore, a mentoring scheme designed to support female talent in cricket.

However, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that a further 20 future female leaders in cricket. They 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. Therefore, it 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. It concluded at the end of last year. The second intake features talent from 19 ICC member nations who applied to be on the programme. Therefore, it 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. Therefore, 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. Those 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. But, 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.”

Most importantly,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. I am confident they will make a positive and profound impact on the game.”

“We are building a community of impressive people. Whether they are mentoring or being mentored. They 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. I am excited to hear and see their ambitions come to fruition.”

Meanwhile, following is the list of the mentors paired with their mentees for batch 2 of the programme.

Batch 2 commencing January 2022:

Abbi Aitken-Drummond
Cricket Scotland
Steve Elworthy
CEO, Surrey County Cricket Club
Amanda Reifer
Cricket West Indies
Ramiz Raja
Chairman, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) – Pakistan
Harini Rana
Mumbai Indians, India
Paraag Marathe
Chairman, USA Cricket – USA
Ijeoma Okigbo
Senior Sports Correspondent, Nigeria
Sharda Ugra
Senior Sports Journalist – India
Joan Norton
Senior Commercial Strategy Manager, Cricket Australia
Anurag Dahiya
Chief Commercial Officer, ICC
Karen Smithies
Administrator, Titans Cricket Team, South Africa
Andrea Nelson
CEO, ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup – NZ
Laura Peacock
Intelligence Analyst, ICC
Dhiraj Malhotra
GM Cricket Operations and Game Development, BCCI – India
Lucy Pringle
Women and Girls Cricket Development Officer, Durham Cricket, England
Finn Bradshaw
Head of Digital, ICC
Margaret Sibona
Game Development Manager/Warden, Cricket Papua New Guinea
Olivia Thornton
CEO, ACT Cricket – Australia
Marina Iqbal
Women’s Selection Committee, Pakistan Cricket Board
Sanjog Gupta
Head of Sports, Star and Disney India
Mary-Anne Musonda
Captain, Zimbabwe Women’s National Team
Rebecca Rolls
Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Sport NZ
Michell Pereira
Match Referee, Sri Lanka Cricket
Claire Polosak
ICC Elite Match Official – Australia
Niamh O’Shea
Marketing Manager, Cricket Ireland
Emma Baldwin
Head, Global Wine Delivery at Pernod Ricard – Australia
Nicky Britten
League Manager – Super Smash, New Zealand Cricket
Betty Timmer
Managing Director, Events, Cricket Netherlands
Samantha Hickman
Head of National Development, Cricket Peru
Warren Deutrom
CEO, Cricket Ireland – UK
Shivani Mishra
Women’s National Coach Qatar Cricket Association
Hilton Moreeng
Coach, South Africa Women’s Team – South Africa
Stella Siale Vaea Tagitau
General Manager, Samoa International Cricket Association
Sarah Styles
Director, Office for Women in Sport & Rec (Aus Govt) – Australia
Stephanie Frohnmayer
Cricketer, German women’s national cricket team
Michelle Enright
CEO, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Local Organising Committee – Australia
Tammy Chu
Cricket Development Cricket Hong Kong
Beth Barrett-Wild
Head, Women’s Hundred & Female Engagement, ECB –
Tuba Sangar
Womens’ Cricket, Afghanistan Cricket Board
Rashpal Bajwa
President, Cricket Canada


About 100% Cricket Future Leaders Programme

Firstly, the 100% Cricket Future Leaders Programme is open for all female future leaders of Cricket to apply. Therefore, it will be matched with a mentor to support their development growth.

Secondly, the role of a mentor is to unlock their mentee’s potential. And help them to be at their best. Therefore, this could include being a confidential sounding-board, providing advice, guidance, and connections to reach their potential.

Moreover, the philosophy of the 100% Cricket – Future Leaders Programme is to be participant lead. The ICC acting in support to match the mentees with suitable mentors and provide guidelines. Therefore, the evaluation frameworks for the participants and opportunities to network and interact.

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