The International Cricket Council (ICC) launched the next phase of the 100% Cricket campaign, with the launch of the 100% Cricket Future Leaders Programme – a mentorship programme for all female future leaders in cricket as part of their long-term commitment to accelerate the growth of women’s cricket and women in cricket.
Under the umbrella of 100% Cricket, Future Leaders Programme is designed to support emerging female talent in cricket across administration, coaching and officiating, broadcast, and journalism as well as marketing, digital and technology and events.
The programme is designed to address the low percentage of women in leadership positions in global cricket and build a pipeline of new female leaders in cricket.
Former Pakistan Women’s Cricket Team captain, Sana Mir, and CEO of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Wasim Khan, along with 13 other cricketing personalities are confirmed to be mentors for Batch 1.
Commenting on the programme, Greg Barclay, Chairman ICC, said:
Cricket is a genuinely inclusive sport for all, but that is not widely reflected in how our game is led globally so it gives me great pleasure to launch the Future Leaders Programme.
“This is a practical approach towards solving the underrepresentation of women in leadership positions in our sport to enable us to build a strong pipeline of future female leaders and ultimately inspire more women to take up roles in cricket.”
“The response from the global cricket community has been fantastic as you can see from the mentors who have enthusiastically committed to bring their knowledge and expertise to the programme and I am personally looking forward to being part of it.”
List of Mentors
Greg Barclay, Chair, ICC
Wasim Khan, CEO, PCB
Andrea Nelson, CEO, ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, New Zealand
Steve Elworthy, Managing Director – Events & Special Projects, ECB
Michelle Enright, Acting CEO, ICC T20 World Cup Australia
Hilton Moreeng, Coach – South Africa Women’s Team
Claire Polosak, Match Official / Umpire
Sana Mir, Former Captain of Pakistan’s Women’s Team
Divya Gokulnath, Co-Founder BYJU’s
Anthony Everard, Exec GM, Fan Engagement, Cricket Australia
Sharda Ugra, Sports Journalist
Ian Bishop, Leading Broadcaster, Former West Indies Fast Bowler
Dhiraj Malhotra, GM Cricket Operations and Game Development, BCCI
Christina Matthews, CEO WACA
Gemma Davies, Operations Director, Engage Digital Partners