ICC news July 15, 2011

Connor to head ICC Women's Committee

ESPNcricinfo staff

Former England captain Clare Connor has been appointed chairwoman of the ICC Women's Committee. Connor, who is part of the ICC's Cricket Committee and the ECB head of women's cricket, replaces outgoing chairwoman, Netherlands' Betty Timmer.

"I'm delighted to be taking over as chairwoman of the committee at such an exciting time for the women's game and immediately after the launch of the new ICC Strategic Plan in which the women's game has real focus," Connor said. "I believe this role will complement my position on the ICC Cricket Committee and also as head of women's cricket at the ECB."

Connor, 34, has been appointed for a two-year term and can be re-elected at the end of her tenure. In her new role Connor will also represent women's cricket on the ICC Development Committee.

The former England and Sussex captain represented England in 93 ODIs and 16 Tests, including three women's World Cups, and led the England team for six years from 2000 before she retired in 2006. She was awarded an MBE in June 2004 for her services to cricket and, 18 months later, an OBE, after leading England to an Ashes victory over Australia in 2005. She was appointed as the ECB head of women's cricket in 2007 and joined the ICC's cricket committee in 2009.

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  • saichander on July 15, 2011, 17:04 GMT

    It is nice to see Clare Connor taking the mantle as chairwoman of ICC Women's committee She has wide experience and knowledge and led England at crucial junctures. I appreciate her sentiments after she has been assigned this job. Hope women's cricket can grow leaps and bounds with her valuable guidance.

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