Opening Up Cricket was formed in 2014 in response to the death of Sefton Park CC wicket keeper Alex Miller and a will to promote positive mental health in our sport. Opening up cricket provide a number of training opportunities and media resources for clubs and coaches. The website is openingupcricket.com
Rachael Thomas, from Queen’s University Belfast, has carried out a tremendous amount of work for the ICC focusing on Environmental Sustainability in the context of European Cricket, looking at what we can all do to address the impact of Climate Change on our sport.
54% of ICC Europe Associate Member countries have experienced a temperature increase of over 2° Celsius since the year 2000. 25% have seen temperatures rise by 3°. 1.5°C is the limit that the UN, World Bank, European Commission and several other bodies are striving to limit temperature increases by to avoid major climate consequences in years to come.
Please find attached an Environmental Sustainability Resource Pack which is made up of two documents: A Resource Pack Guide which provides an overview of the purpose of the resources and advice on how to use them. The Resource Pack itself which contains the 5 supporting resources outlined in the Guide. These can be used both digitally and printed out in poster format.
European Members observed an increase in average temperature of 90% since the year 2000 and this is only set to increase more rapidly, with serious consequences across the continent. From drought and flooding to soaring temperatures and air pollution, it’s time to take action to ensure a greener future for cricket.
There are a number of new initiatives planned for 2021 as well as the traditional festivals which form part of the new Women and Girls’ Cricket Pathway. For clubs wishing to develop or grow their female cricket section please see the below document.