Honorary Secretary's Report

Following is a summary report on the administration of Cricket Switzerland in Season 2014. For the purposes of this report, activities and meetings that took place between the IGM of 2014 and the AGM of 2015 are included. Details of all key decisions taken are to be found in the official meeting records.

Cricket Switzerland members were kept informed on a regular basis of developments chiefly via the Cricket Switzerland website, in Newsletters and during the various meetings.

Governance

Inaugural General Meeting (IGM)

Following the decision taken by the Swiss Cricket Association (Berne) to dissolve and re-form as a new organisation, Cricket Switzerland was created on 1 March 2014 at an Inaugural General Meeting (IGM).

Following the adoption of a Constitution, the usual business of an AGM was conducted. During and immediately after the IGM, twenty-one clubs and organisations had committed to join Cricket Switzerland.

The minutes of the IGM contain details of the discussions and decisions.

Council

The Council is required to meet at least at least once each year about one month prior to the start of each season.

 

The Council met for the first time in Season 2014 on 1 March. It also met on 18 October 2014. The minutes of the Council meetings contain details of the discussions and decisions.

 

Council meeting minutes are considered by the subsequent Council.

Executive Committee

Office Name
President Alexander Mackay
Vice President David Milne
Honorary Secretary
Kenneth McKeown
Honorary Treasurer 
Clive-William Denney
Competitions Chairman  
Abraham Koshy
International Match Manager
Christopher Lodge
Youth Development Officer
Yateendra Sinh

Sponsorship & Publicity Co-ordinator

Rajan Thambahalli

Member (assisting Competitions Chairman)

Afzaal Sikander

Women’s Cricket Development Officer

Neha Maheshwari (from April 2014)               

The Committee met on three occasions between the IGM and the 2015 AGM, in April, August and October 2014 and is scheduled to meet once more on 28 February 2015. Issues that required higher consideration or decision were referred to the Council or the AGM. 

 

Issues requiring continuing attention and which will be passed on to the incoming Committee are: membership of Swiss Olympic and the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Membership

The members of Cricket Switzerland in Season 2014 were:

Associate

Basle Dragons Juniors
Berne
CERN 
Cossonay
Geneva International
Geneva Region Youth
Geneva X1 Stars
Gingins
Olten
Nomads
Power
Royal Zurich
swiss Federation Of Cricket Umpires & Scorers (swissFOCUS)
Uprising
Winterthur
Zurich Crickets

Affiliate

Cricket Coaches Association of Switzerland (CCAS)
La Chataigneraie School
Lyceum- Alpinium
St. Gallen
St. Moritz

Communications

The Cricket Switzerland website was kept up to date throughout the season. A regular Newsletter continued to complement the website; the objective remained as publicising Cricket Switzerland activities and news more or less monthly, depending on available information and newsworthy topics.

Relations with key sporting bodies

International Cricket Council (ICC)

Switzerland’s membership of the ICC remained cancelled. Nevertheless, working relations with the ICC were maintained, by the SCA President. Dialogue included the continuing issue of Swiss representation on the ICC. During the season the ICC maintained its position that it would not consider an application for membership unless Swiss Olympic membership was first awarded to a Swiss cricket organisation. For its part, at the time of writing of this report the ICC was considering whether to adopt a proposal made by ICC to its members to possibly award membership to a country even if there were two competing claimant organisations in a country, only one of which would be successful.

Swiss Olympic

Pro-active dialogue with Swiss Olympic during the season concluded with that organisation suggesting that Cricket Switzerland submit an application for membership.  An application for membership was prepared in February 2015, in the German language (it being required by Swiss Olympic that German or French languages be used for communications).  The German translation of the Constitution will be submitted to the AGM for formal adoption. A French language version will be prepared for later adoption.

The formal process of consideration and decision by Swiss Olympic will conclude in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Ken McKeown

21 February 2015