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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S CRICKET COUNCIL (IWCC)


TWELFTH MEETING

TWELFTH MEETING held in Victoria, Australia - 15th December, 1988

The following Officers from New Zealand were elected:

PresidentMrs. G.A. Shanklin
Vice-PresidentMiss I.O. Orchard
Secretary/TreasurerMrs. T.J. Macdonald

The International programme was revised and accepted in principle. The Hemisphere season in which the event was scheduled to be clearly defined. The World Cup Administration Rules were discussed and agreement reached for their inclusion in the By-Laws, similarly the World Cup Playing Rules were adopted. Publicity and sponsorship were again discussed. It was obvious IWCC lacked an identity and international companies should be used for sponsoring future World Cup events and other tours. It was essential two-way communication between IWCC and its members be improved. IWCC funds A$1,037.

On 21st July, 1990, a meeting of the Northern Hemisphere members (England, Denmark, Holland and Ireland) was held in Leicester. Mr. Sneddon (Australia) attended as an Observer for the Southern Hemisphere. He submitted a paper entitled "IWCC - The Future". Agreement was reached regarding the European Cup, which would commence in 1995 and, thereafter, be held every two years. The layout of the revised score sheets was accepted. From their content, the IWCC Statistic could be derived. A report from the Sports Council - England - on drug testing was reviewed . and it was recommended that IWCC draw up a common policy.

On 21st January, 1991, a meeting of the Southern Hemisphere members (Australia, India and New Zealand) was held in Canberra. Draft standardised score sheets were to be sent to members for comment. Drug Policy - national government controls could cause problems and members were asked to forward a copy of their regulations. World Cup Administration Rules were to be issued in booklet form. Members were to be circulated regarding Postal Voting for matters other than the Election of Officers - already covered in the Constitution.

On 24th January, 1992, an informal meeting of the IWCC Officers was held in Christchurch, together with representatives from Australia and England. Agreement was reached regarding the revised Score sheet, which would be trialled during World Cup 1993. Members were to supply Test Match and One Day International records for the compilation of World Records. A definition for "Classification of First Class Matches" was requested and the Postal Voting format would be discussed at the next full meeting in 1993. World Cup Rules were discussed and certain suggested amendments were tabled. It was agreed a Managers' meeting should be held prior to the commencement of the competition.

A forum of Delegates, Managers and Players was held on 30th July, 1993 at Wellington College. The guest speaker (Dr. White - Sports Council - England) spoke on various aspects of women's sport - poor media coverage - the need to co-operate with men's clubs in developing the game, together with the social players - marketing the game and continuing development at International level.

The meeting then split into Workshop Discussion Groups dealing with International Tournament matches; number of participants at World Cup; Test Match Standards and Tours; Administration at International Level and Promotion and Publicity.

 

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