These are strange times for all of us because of lockdown in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The restrictions introduced on March 23rd have severely curtailed the work of freelancers, threatened livelihoods, mental wellbeing and even the prospects of any cricket at all between now and the Autumn.
But CWC’s first ever online AGM, attended by nearly 100 people did offer a few rays of sunshine, thanks to the highs of 2019, the prospects of an expanded membership and the work of the Sports Freelancer Collective in representing the interests of the self-employed. READ MORE
NEW SPORTS FREELANCER PROJECTS
TriNorth Communications, the sports media agency which produces The Blizzard, the Nightwatchman, Wisden Cricket Monthly and Gridiron magazines, has set up two digital magazines to provide cricket and football freelance writers with regular vehicles for their work.
TriNorth employees have taken pay cuts while those Blizzard writers who could afford to do so generously waived fees in order to get the two magazines off the ground. The interactive Pinch Hitter, in association with the Nightwatchman, debuted on 3 April and will appear fortnightly. You can take a look at the first issue here: http://www.thenightwatchman.net/pinch-hitter/issue-1/ READ MORE
CWC CHAIR CONGRATULATES CONNOR
CWC Chair Alison Mitchell has extended her congratulations to former England captain Clare Connor, who has been announced as the next President of the MCC, taking over from current President Kumar Sangakkara. Connor will become the first female President in the Club's 233 year history.
Mitchell said, "The MCC's reputation stretches worldwide. Women have been playing leading roles in boardrooms, media centres and on the field for some time now, but this appointment strengthens the message that cricket is an inclusive sport. Having known Clare since her playing days, I know she will see this as a great honour, but also a further opportunity to impact the game in a hugely positive way."
Connor takes up her role in October 2021.