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ECB director of women’s cricket Clare Connor will represent Europe on the International Cricket Council Women’s Committee.

Connor, the former England captain, has been appointed to the six-strong committee in place of Gill McConway, her predecessor as director of cricket.

“It is an honour to have been appointed,” said Connor. “With so much international cricket on the horizon, and participation levels at an all-time high, it is an exciting time to be in a position to make an impact on the women’s game through association with ICC.

“In particular, the women’s World Cup and the T20 World Championships, both in 2009, will be impressive showcase events to show how dynamic the women’s game has become in recent years.”

Connor, who retired from playing in 2006 after an 11-year international career, will meet twice a year with representatives from four other regions to discuss issues in the women’s game and help develop the sport.

Carol Whilby-Maxwell (Americas), Catherine Campbell (East-Asia-Pacific), Kerri Laing (Africa) and Shubhangi Kulkarni (Asia) also sit on the committee, which is chaired by Betty Timmer of the Netherlands.