As we reported yesterday, former England and Sussex spinner Holly Colvin is off to Dubai to take up the role of Women’s Cricket Senior Officer at the ICC.
But what does a Women’s Cricket Senior Officer actually do? CRICKETher has seen the official “Job Spec” prepared by the ICC prior to the interview process (which took place in September / October) and can reveal that it is primarily an administrative role, with wide-ranging responsibilities:
- Managing the ICC’s “pathway” competitions, including the Women’s International Championship.
- Coordinating certain aspects of the Women’s World Cup and the Women’s World Twenty20.
- Scheduling and appointing umpires for women’s internationals.
- Preparing briefings and discussion papers for the ICC Women’s Committee, chaired by Clare Connor.
- Implementing the decisions of the ICC Women’s Committee.
- Coordinating the ICC’s marketing and promotional activities for the women’s game.
Holly Colvin is a super-smart cookie – a Straight-A student at Brighton College, with a science degree from Durham University, all achieved alongside an international cricket career that started at aged 15 – so there is no doubt she will be a massive asset to the ICC.
CRICKETher just feels sorry for the other candidates who applied… they wouldn’t have got a look-in!