4/4/2019 6:37:39 PM (GMT+3)

Cricket’s development in East-Asia Pacific excites ICC

Cricket’s development in East-Asia Pacific excites ICC

NEW DELHI, India: Designing the regional roadmap for cricket growth to hit new heights across East-Asia Pacific (EAP) was the theme of the ICC EAP Regional Conference in Papua New Guinea last week.

The conference brought together 12 cricket leaders from nine countries including Full Members Cricket Australia and New Zealand Cricket.

“The conference was all about bringing our members together to collaboratively discuss and design the growth of cricket in the region. We have strong foundations throughout the region to grow the game like we never have before and now we have a collective commitment and plan to make that a reality,” said ICC Development Manager Jane Livesey .

The conference was held after the conclusion of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup EAP Final where delegates.

The three-day conference included a visit to Hanuabada village, the spiritual home of cricket in PNG, to play cricket with local children and to increase understanding of how cricket has become one of the most popular sports in the country with almost 200,000 total participants.

“It was great to be a part of the conference. Establishing connections with the wider EAP regional is extremely valuable for the growth and development of cricket in the area. From hearing the discussions over the past three days, it is clear that it is an exciting time for cricket in the EAP region,” said Lachlan Tosh, Junior Formats Specialist at Cricket Australia.

The workshops provided a shared understanding of best practice and tools to overcome challenges. Each Member left the conference with country specific plans to support development of the game and an introduction to new ICC products and services to help them reach new audiences.

“I feel there are exciting times ahead for the region. It was great to hear about some of the new ICC initiatives being rolled out and to be part of the robust discussions that took place about how we move forward and help each other. It was great to have the Full Members involved and it was successful in outlining how we can move forward as a region,” said Cricket PNG CEO Greg Campbell. (Source: ICC Media)