Development special ICC Cricket World audio show
Thu, Oct 28, 2010 3:17 PM
On this week's Development special ICC Cricket World audio show Gibraltar captain Christian Rocca looks ahead to Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 8 in Kuwait that begins on 6 November.
"This is a great tournament for us and we have to try to either remain in Division 8 or climb to Division 7. There's a bit of pressure on us as a team as we've been through transition phase as a team and we're hoping for the young, local cricketers who have been coming through our development programme to pay dividends for us in this event," says Rocca.
"Mark Bacarese is one who has come through our youth structure. I'd also look out for Iain Latin who is a leg-spinner, and big hitting young batsman Kieron Ferrary who has played some good knocks for us too. I would be keeping an eye on those three," he adds.
The show can be used in whole or part by radio stations that want cricket content, while the public can also download it straight from the ICC website at < a href=" http://www.icc-cricket.com/media_interactive_zone/podcast.php.
Joining Rocca on this week's show are ICC Regional Development Manager for Africa Cassim Suliman and Professor Drikus Kriek from the WITS Business School discussing the recently concluded first-ever CEOs' Forum for the region.
The focus of the forum for the CEOs of the Associate and Affiliate Members of the ICC Africa Region focussed upon Corporate Governance and Strategic Leadership.
"We felt it was important to benefit all our members with their CEOs taking part in the sense that going forward in running an organisation, looking after public funds in a sport and ensuring good governance for the future," says Suliman.
"We had a great response from all 22 delegates as they felt it was a must for the future of African cricket," he adds.
Professor Kriek comments: "We designed a special course for the Africa Regional CEOs, specialising in three areas that are key to the cricket boards - corporate governance, strategic management and leadership ? with full lecturing and coursework for the duration of the course.
"This kind of course is vital with the current development of cricket and its ongoing expansion especially in the Africa region."
Apart from the above interviews, the show has the usual round up of cricketing news and an update of the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for Test and ODI cricket.
The weekly ICC Cricket World audio show runs for 15 minutes and has been put together by the ICC's global broadcast partner ESPN STAR Sports.