ICC meets CA,similar meetings with other boards in offing

ICC met with Cricket Australia officials as a part of its planned series of meetings with all stakeholders.

Written by Agencies | Dubai | Published: February 7, 2009 2:52:19 pm

The International Cricket Council this week met with Cricket Australia (CA) officials as a part of its planned series of meetings with stakeholders to develop a close working relationship with the boards.

After the ICC Board Meeting in Perth last week,ICC President David Morgan and Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat met with Cricket Australia’s Board of Directors and senior management staff in Melbourne on Tuesday and presented an overview of its activities in a session spanning 90 minutes.

“We want all our stakeholders to know what we’re doing and why we are doing it. Once we understand each other’s challenges we can start tackling them together for the good of the global game,” Morgan said.

“It’s about moving away from a perception of them and us to a culture of ‘we’. What Haroon (Lorgat) and I are seeking to do is to establish as close a working relationship with our Members as possible. One way of doing that is to meet key stakeholders in their own environments,put names to faces on both sides and open a dialogue,” he added.

Morgan also explained that these meetings will enable both the parties to understand each other problems. “The ICC exists because of its members and we need to know how we can serve them better. At the same time our members need to understand the role we play in sustaining the game through the global events we run which generate significant income for them through broadcast and commercial agreements,” he said in a statement.

The ICC President termed the first round of interactions with the CA offcials as ‘positive’ and said the council would now be holding such discussions with other member boards to help the sport grow stronger globally.

“We enjoyed the interaction,it was a thoroughly positive experience and it highlighted the real value in these broad participative discussions. I’m extremely grateful to CA Chairman Jack Clarke for allowing us the time to come together,” Morgan said.

“I believe we parted with enhanced knowledge of each other’s issues and how we might work together to deal with them. Now,as we move around the globe,we’ll be taking the opportunity to schedule further meetings with our members so that,together,we can ensure our strong sport grows even stronger,” he added.

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