Secretary's Report

 

REPORT BY HONORARY SECRETARY – SEASON 2017


Following is a summary report on the administration of Cricket Switzerland in Season 2017. For the purposes of this report, activities and meetings that took place between the AGM of 2017 and the AGM of 2018 are included. Full 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


Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The third Cricket Switzerland AGM since the creation of the organisation in 2014 (at an Inaugural General Meeting) was held in Berne on 18 February 2017.
Geneva CC was accorded Associate status, having been an Affiliate member for the previous twelve months.
Zurich Lions CC and Rhone CC (France) were welcomed as new Affiliate members.
The minutes of the AGM 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 2017 on 18 February. It also met on 14 October 2017.
Council adopted the Operational/Development Plan for Season 2017.
The minutes of the Council meetings contain details of the discussions and decisions.
Council meeting minutes are considered by the subsequent Council.

Executive Committee
The EC managed the affairs of Cricket Switzerland in accordance with its Constitution and in line with the decisions and instructions of the IGM and the Council.

In 2017 the members were:

President Alexander Mackay                                     
Vice President Abraham Koshy
Honorary Secretary Kenneth McKeown
Honorary Treasurer   Clive-William Denney
Competitions Chairman Asvin Lakkaraju
International Match Manager Christopher Lodge
Youth Development Officer  Michael Hall
Sponsorship  Co-ordinator Rajan Thambehalli
Women’s Cricket Development Officer Veena Mampilly
Publicity Co-ordinator Sathya Narayanan

The Committee met on three occasions between the 2017and 2018 AGMs, in May, September and October 2017 and is scheduled to meet once more on 24 February 2018. Issues that required higher consideration or decision were referred to the Council or the AGM. 

 

Membership
The members of Cricket Switzerland in Season 2017 were:

Associate
Basle Dragons Juniors
Berne
CERN 
Cossonay
Geneva
Geneva International
Geneva Region Youth
Geneva Sri Lankans
Geneva X1 Stars
Gingins
La Chataigneraie School
Olten
Nomads
Power Winterthur
Royal Zurich
St. Gallen
swissFOCUS
Uprising
Winterthur
Zurich Crickets

Affiliate
Cricket Coaches Association of Switzerland
Lyceum- Alpinium
Rhone
St. Moritz

Zurich Lions
Zurich Sapphires


 

 

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. Other issues were addressed to members by email from the Secretary.

 


Relations with key sporting bodies


Swiss Olympic
Having met all the criteria for membership of Swiss Olympic (SO), the SO Sport Parliament accepted the Cricket Switzerland application in November 2017. Cricket is now officially a national Swiss sport, under the auspices of Cricket Switzerland.


International Cricket Council (ICC)
Switzerland’s membership of the ICC remained cancelled.
Due to the refusal of the other party to enter due diligence of its accounts and membership and its attempts to exclude many CS clubs from an attempted merger process, the ICC was informed in January 2017 that little progress had been made.
CS further informed the ICC in June 2017 that further discussion with the SCV is futile and resolution of this matter is not possible under the terms of the Agreement that had been signed in 2016. CS therefore requested the ICC to intercede to bring about the normalisation of Swiss cricket representation at the international level. 
The only action that ICC has taken is to propose the appointment of a mediator, which in the opinion of the CS members would result in a second failed process, due to the ongoing intransigence of the other party.

KJS McKeown
15 January 2017