The International Cricket Council (ICC) of Sierra Leone chairman, Francis Trevor Samura, is part of the 300 delegates coming from 109 countries currently attending the 2023 ICC Annual Conference in Durban, South Africa.

This is his second appearance to the event since he assumed office two years ago. His first was last year in Birmingham, England.

The Chairman on referring to his being part of the delegation said, “Participating in such a high profile conference helps me meet world leaders, create new friends, and gain more experience on cricket and sport administration.”

The ICC Annual Conference is a forum where the ICC Board meets with all its members to report on all development strides, governance issues, high-performance engagement and financial activities undertaken in the preceding year. Resolutions are then passed by the membership as elections of officers into various committees took place.

The conference will start on Monday 10th July and end on Friday 14th July, 2023. It will shed lights on the ICC funding distribution model based on members’ performances on ICC’s Key Performance Index .
It was said that this year’s conference will look at giving children and women access to cricket.

Cricket is becoming one of Sierra Leone’s fast growing sport with local authorities organising a male competition earlier this year.

Cricket authorities in the West African nation also announced about a couple of month ago that technicians are exploring methods to improve cricket pitches across the country.

Currently, Sierra Leone lacks a standard oval despite decades of participating in the sport as professionals.