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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S CRICKET COUNCIL (IWCC)


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The idea of an International Women's Cricket body was first put forward in late 1954 by one of the Founder Members of the Women's Cricket Association (hereinafter referred to as "the Association").

After an initial approach had been made to the interested Countries - Australia, England, Holland, New Zealand and South Africa - the Association formed a special Committee which undertook the preliminary preparations.

From their discussions, it was suggested that the purpose of the Council should be:
(a) to further cricket among women and girls at international level;
(b) to promote international tours;
(c) to provide a liaison between countries between tours; and
(c) to legislate on any problems which could not be resolved mutually.

As a consequence of their ground-work, a workmanlike Constitution and Rules were compiled and, in January 1956, the draft Constitution was sent to the governing bodies for their consideration.

In conjunction with Australia, the Association attended to the preliminary administrative arrangements and the Inaugural Meeting took place at Victoria Cricket Association House, Melbourne, on Wednesday 19th February 1958. All member countries were represented and the general tone of the meeting founded the Council on a firm basis. The main items on the Agenda were the consideration of the draft Constitution and the election of the Officers. The draft was examined in detail and the various amendments were carefully considered before the Constitution was finally approved and adopted.

The following Inaugural Officers were elected:

PresidentMiss E.W. StevensonEngland
Vice-PresidentMiss M. RobinsonSouth Africa
Hon. SecretaryMiss N.P. WhitehornEngland

 

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