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Barbados to host International Cricket Council conference

Published:Wednesday | March 18, 2015 | 12:00 AM

MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC):

Barbados has been chosen to host the International Cricket Council (ICC) annual conference in June, the ICC announced yesterday.

This will be the first time the ICC's annual meetings, carded for June 22 to 26, will be held in the West Indies, officials say.

More than 50 ICC members are expected to attend, making it the largest ever gathering of cricket administrators in the Americas region.

"We are delighted to be taking the ICC annual conference to the West Indies for the first time," said ICC Chairman Narayanaswami Srinivasan.

"I am sure both the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the island of Barbados will prove to be excellent hosts for these important meetings."

The conference will be hosted by the WICB, with the support of the Barbados Cricket Association and Barbados Tourism Marketing Incorporated.

"The award of this high-profile event to our region demonstrates the significant role West Indies cricket continues to play in the global game," WICB President Dave Cameron explained.

"We look forward to welcoming our friends from around the cricket world and highlighting our passion for cricket's past, present and future."

Barbados will join a prestigious list of hosts of the conference, which, in recent years, has included Melbourne (Australia), London (England), Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Singapore and Dubai.