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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S CRICKET COUNCIL (IWCC)


THIRD MEETING

THIRD MEETING - held in London on 4th July 1963

The Officers elected were:

PresidentMiss M. RobisonSouth Africa
Vice-PresidentMiss N.P. WhitehornEngland
Hon. SecretaryMiss R. CampbellSouth Africa

Approval was given to a flat-rate subscription of £2 being levied, as against the original sliding scale relative to club membership within the Association/Council. The first two By-Laws - Test Matches and Observers - were approved and added to the Constitution. It was hoped the latter By-Law would encourage members, other than the administrators, to take an interest in the work of the Council, whose existence and work was little known.

A lengthy discussion took place regarding the financing of tours. It transpired, from the very detailed information provided by members that it was imperative for the requisite funds to be raised before the commencement of the Tour. Reliance on match profits was a very dangerous practice, due to the vagaries of the weather, etc. Too regular tours, either at home or abroad, placed very severe financial and administrative strain on the resources of any member and, for this reason, a minimum interval of four years was considered desirable. The provisional Tour Schedule had been updated by England, but major amendments were necessary, due to the inability of members to accept or undertake tours. It was apparent that the four-year interval previously suggested would have to be extended.

 

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