Keith Oliver joins ICC Board

Tue, Jun 29, 2010 5:41 PM

Keith Oliver, the chairman of Cricket Scotland, has been nominated as one of the Executive Board Directors of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the world governing body.

The Board of the ICC is the senior level of governance in the game and is made up of the chairmen of the ten test playing countries (Full Members) and three representatives of the 94 Associate and Affiliate members. Oliver was elected by this constituency of voters at the ICC Annual Conference currently being held in Singapore.

Keith Oliver has been Chairman of Cricket Scotland since 2002 and has presided over a huge expansion in cricket activity in Scotland. During his tenure, participation has risen to over 30,000, with 12,000 cricketers competing in organised cricket activity each week.

He has been an integral part of the expansion of the business activities of the governing body and forged partnerships with the public and private sector as well as other cricketing bodies throughout the world. Under his leadership, Cricket Scotland has continued to invest significantly in the community and recreational game, in parallel with the huge increase in its international fixture list.

In his eight years of chairmanship, Cricket Scotland has moved from an organisation turning over £500,000 and employing six staff to the current position of turning over £1.8m and employing over 30 full-and part-time staff.

Commenting on this appointment, Roddy Smith, Cricket Scotland's Chief Executive, said: "It is fantastic news that Keith has secured a place on the ICC Executive Board. His experience and skills as a leading administrator in the game will be a great asset to the ICC."

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