The Cricket Writers Club have been tasked by the ICC to deliver a series of workshops for aspiring young cricket writers during the forthcoming World Cup in England and Wales from 30 May to July 14.
As part of ICC’s global strategy, they are committed to providing opportunities to support the diversity of the media covering cricket.
CWC are planning to run three workshops at The Oval on June 4, Old Trafford on June 21 and Edgbaston on June 25, all three dates being the day before a World Cup match at those venues.
Up to 20 students will take part and the age limit for participants is 21. ICC particularly want to encourage as many aspiring female writers as well as a broad ethnic diversity with the participants.
Each workshop would include a session on match and news reporting, colour writing and global event operations. As part of the day that the students will attend one of the pre-match press conferences. The teachers will be experienced cricket writers.
One of those three will then be selected to cover the final and the winner will take home a $500 prize and have their report published on the ICC website
Three of the participants – one from each workshop – will be selected by the teachers to attend one of the semi-finals to report on the match for the ICC website. They will be given a brief by the site editor and will work as an accredited journalist during the game.
One of those three will then be selected to cover the final and the winner will take home a $500 prize and have their report published on the ICC website.
Logistics for accreditation and catering will be supported by the ICC.
Closing date is Friday May 10. Please send your details, age and preferred venue to firstname.lastname@example.org