New Zealand locals are being invited to get involved in the World Cup action by joining the ‘CWC22 Crew’ as tournament-time volunteers.
The ‘CWC22 Crew’ will include up to 750 volunteers as New Zealand hosts the 31-day, 31-match showpiece tournament across six cities from 4 March to 3 April 2022.
Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin will see the best cricketers in the world do battle, and tournament organisers are calling for those interested in volunteering at matches during the event to apply online now.
To celebrate the launch of the CWC22 volunteer programme on Tuesday at Tauranga’s Mount Maunganui beach, New Zealand great Suzie Bates was on hand to welcome the first eager volunteers to apply.
“As players, we know the role of tournament-time volunteers is extremely important,” Bates said.
“The whole fan experience of a global event such as this one relies just as much on the manaakitanga (hospitality) and kind hearts of volunteers as it does on the performances seen out on the pitch.
“Meeting some of the fantastic Kiwis that have already put their hand up to help deliver the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2022 is very humbling.
“Seeing just how excited they are about the tournament really hits home that next year’s World Cup on home soil will be a special occasion for everyone here in Aotearoa (New Zealand),” Bates said.
The CWC22 Crew will be needed in a range of roles, each requiring different skills and experience.
Volunteers must be 17 years or older by 4 March 2022 and must live in one of the six host cities. Successful candidates applying for volunteer positions will be interviewed in July 2021.
Find out more about how you can join the CWC22 Crew now – https://www.icc-cricket.com/womens-world-cup/volunteers
For tournament information, fixtures and all the latest ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 news, go to https://www.icc-cricket.com/cwc22.