Friday 25 October 2013 

Melbourne To Host ICC Annual Conference 2014

Many meetings and events will be held at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground
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The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that Melbourne will host its annual conference in June 2014.

It will be the first time that Melbourne, which will also host the World Cup final in 2015, has played host to the conference.

Senior representatives from more than 50 cricket-playing countries will attend the week-long series of meeting and events in June and many events will take place at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

"We are delighted to be taking our annual meetings to Australia for the first time," ICC President Alan Isaac said.

"We are happy with the enthusiasm that Cricket Australia, the Victorian Government and the Melbourne Cricket Club have shown in developing their joint proposal to host the event and we are looking forward to an enjoyable and productive week in Melbourne next June.

"As we build towards the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, this will give our Members a wonderful opportunity to gain a better appreciation of the city that will host several prominent matches and check in on the preparations for our flagship event," he added.

The event has the full backing of the Victorian Government and Cricket Australia.

"We are honoured that the ICC has chosen Melbourne as host city for the ICC Annual Conference next year, the first time this prestigious international sporting Conference has ever been held in Australia," Victorian Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Louise Asher, said.
 
"This Conference is another opportunity for Melbourne to showcase the city and its iconic stadium, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 where Melbourne will host five matches including the opening match and the final.  
 
"On behalf of the Victorian Government, I look forward to welcoming delegates from every cricketing nation to the MCG in June 2014."

Wally Edwards, Cricket Australia’s Chairman and an ICC Director, added: "Melbourne is a tremendous sporting capital and a fitting host city for next year’s ICC Annual Conference.
 
"Hosting this Conference, at the MCG no less, will provide further momentum leading into the 2015 Cricket World Cup."
 
“We are honoured that the ICC has chosen Melbourne as host city for the ICC Annual Conference next year, the first time this prestigious international sporting Conference has ever been held in Australia.
 
“This Conference is another opportunity for Melbourne to showcase the city and its iconic stadium, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 where Melbourne will host five matches including the opening match and the final.  
 
“On behalf of the Victorian Government, I look forward to welcoming delegates from every cricketing nation to the MCG in June 2014.”

Wally Edwards, Cricket Australia’s Chairman and ICC Director, is thrilled Melbourne will be the host city for next year’s Conference. “Melbourne is a tremendous sporting capital and a fitting host city for next year’s ICC Annual Conference,” he said.
 
“Hosting this Conference, at the MCG no less, will provide further momentum leading into the 2015 Cricket World Cup,” said Mr Edwards.
 
“Congratulations to Victorian Minister for Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher and the Victorian Major Events Company for their outstanding work in securing Melbourne as the Conference host.
 
“We look forward to welcoming delegates to this Conference,” he concluded.

Previous host cities

2013 & 2009: London, England
2012: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2011: Hong Kong
2010: Singapore
2008: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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