Thursday 20 September 2012 

ICC Europe Takes Cricket To European Parliament

ICC Europe Takes Cricket To European Parliament
ICC Europe Takes Cricket To European Parliament
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ICC Europe head to Brussels next week to facilitate a two day exhibition, ‘Cricket - Take Part’ at the European Parliament between 25 and 26 September.

Hosted by Syed Kamall, UK MEP, Chair of European Parliamentary Cricket Inter-group and the International Cricket Council, there will be a range of activities to promote the game.

These will include practical sessions led by ICC Europe staff, video presenting the Pepsi ICC Development Programme in Europe and how ICC Europe promotes change through the vehicle of cricket using social media streams.

In line with the ICC World Twenty20 currently being contested in Sri Lanka there will be plenty of opportunity to discuss all aspects of the sport and win prizes through competitions.

There will also be a panel discussion at 18.00 on 25 September with key European figureheads including Nick Pink, ICC Regional Development Manager; Warren Deutrom, Chief Executive, Cricket Ireland; Ole Roland, Chief Executive, Dansk Cricket Forbund (Denmark); Marike Dickmann, Cricket Development Manager, KNCB (The Netherlands); Andy Sellins and Andy Dalby-Welsh, Cricket 4 Change; Jacqueline Morel, USEP- French Primary Schools representative; Madhuka Wickramarachchi, Sri Lanka Embassy representative and Syed Kamall. The discussion aims to provide an opportunity to promote cricket in Europe to a range of MEPs, advisors and other European representatives.

Nick Pink hopes this visit will provide the basis for Quarterly European Parliamentary Cricket Inter-group meetings. “ICC Europe is very excited to be promoting the benefits of cricket in Europe to MEPs, policy advisors and those working within the European Parliament. This is a unique opportunity for us to demonstrate how European cricket develops athletes, coaches and officials whilst encouraging social inclusion, supporting education objectives and much more,” said Pink.

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