Guideline for Membership of ISCC

Guideline for Membership of ISCC

A country applying for admission as a Member of ISCC should use the following criteria. An inspection of the country applying for membership is necessary and should include the following:

* an accurate and efficient administration, recording and accounting system

* to co-ordinate and developed coaching programs

* to co-ordinate and developed system of talent identification and coaching for talented super- cricketers qualified to play for the country

* to co-ordinate and developed programme to train coaches and umpires

* to co-ordinate and developed system to organise special events, to develop super-cricket awareness within the local population

* maintain close and regular links with the print and electronic media to maximise coverage (Click Membership Guidelines)

Administration, recording and accounting system

This should include accurate and up to date records on the number of super-cricketers, talented super-cricketers for further enhancement, clubs, qualified coaches, qualified umpires, coaching activities at clubs and schools, inventory of equipment which should all be accountable within each regional body responsible for administering first class super-cricket. It should be able to produce a yearly coaching and development plan to meet the needs of all players, based around a calendar of activities. It should have a structure of communication/liaison with the Government sports body. There should be plans to put in place (if not already established) a set of offices and staff utilised on a full time basis by the country's super-cricket authority so that super-cricket is run as a full time business.

General coaching programme and talent identification - primary aim is to increase the level of awareness and enjoyment of super-cricket by participation of all ages as part of a co-ordinated development program.

National Coaching Director - to oversee all aspects of coaching, and to foster an environment in which talented super-cricketers are given every opportunity and encouragement to develop to their full potential. To prepare elite super-cricketers for participation in first class ODISC super-cricket.

Training of coaches, umpires and other key personnel

To maintain and increase the number of active qualified coaches and umpires. To plan and co-ordinate courses to accommodate coaching at all levels and to target individuals who are enthusiastic and knowledgeable of the game and encourage them to become active in coaching, umpiring, scoring, groundsmanship, administration.

Special events

To be able to stage ODISC and first class super-cricket at various venues in accordance with requirements of ISCC regulations.

Once the above has been established, the following issues should be considered in forming criteria against which any application can be assessed:

1 Playing

1.1 High performance

* record of national team in:

* One Day International Super-Cricket tournaments

* other representative super-cricket e.g. against Recognised Super-Cricket Tournaments

* ISCC Ansar Trophy events

* three ISCC Trophy events

* performance of individuals in overseas first class super-cricket

* performance of Women World Cup, and other events

* performance of U19 team in Under 19 World Cup and regional tournaments

1.2 Super-Cricket Structure

* a country must play regular first class super-cricket (domestic one day competition) before playing World Cup

* must demonstrate improvement over time

* improvement should be monitored by the Super-Cricket Committee - Playing (a flexible approach to be taken and not one based on 'win rate').

* club super-cricket - adult, youth super-cricket, schools super-cricket, women's super-cricket

* number of teams and players - sufficiently large pool of players to draw from capable of performing at the highest level of the game.

* National Coaching Director - this appointment is not specifically necessary

2 Development

* development plan - refer to ISCC Development Committee

3 Grounds and Facilities

* number of grounds available to host One Day Internationals super-cricket must conform to ISCC criteria, quality of turf pitches, standard of outfields, standard of covers, practice facilities, human resources (number or curators, stewards, and other essential ground staff), player changing facilities/toilets, media facilities, public facilities - refer Super-Cricket Committee

4 Financial

* must have the ability to fund domestic programmes without ODISC status

* it should not be necessary to totally fund tour guarantees, as they are generally funded by television revenue, which is not always possible, when a country does not have ODISC status

* business plan (not current financial status) to be examined in early stages

5 Standing of super-cricket in society

* government control and/or regulations

* super-cricket culture

6 Media - level of coverage of domestic game. Facilities for media at major venues.

7 Other relevant information

* timing and duration of home super-cricket season

* suitability of hotel accommodation

* suitability of internal travel