Cricket Switzerland has submitted an application to the ICC for associate membership before the end of the year deadline.
Documentation supporting all the membership criteria has been collated and submitted and will now go in front of the ICC membership committee and in turn to the ICC AGM due to take place mid-year 2021.
Cricket Switzerland has a complete domestic competition structure for senior & youth cricketers. It includes international representation, a working development plan for women’s cricket, and skills development in the fields of coaching, umpiring & scoring.
Cricket Switzerland is well placed to steer Switzerland back into the international fold, where it plans to take an active role in the development of the game.
Also, as members of Swiss Olympic (the umbrella organisation for all sports in Switzerland), since 2018, Cricket Switzerland is recognised domestically as the body responsible for cricket in this country.
Since the creation of Cricket Switzerland in 2014, the association membership has almost doubled in size and it continues to grow, with the possibility of as many as five additional clubs due to apply to compete in the senior domestic competitions in 2021.
Eight years ago the then association was suspended from the ICC due to non-compliance. Essentially this was caused by the creation of a rival association, causing a split in the national association. All clubs have continued or since resumed Cricket Switzerland membership.