The Lawyer's Cricket World Cup was instituted by legal practitioners to promote the rule of law throughout the Commonwealth, by using cricket as an opportunity to meet regularly at different locations and to interact with legal practitioner friends from elsewhere at the biennial International Lawyers' Cricket World Cup.
The Lawyers’ Cricket World Cup started in Hyderabad in 2008. The driving force for this and subsequent events being Santhaan Krishnan from Delhi.
Then it took place in Cambridge UK in 2009, and Barbados in 2011.
In 2013 it was held in Delhi; and in January 2016 it was held in Brisbane.
The next Lawyers’ Cricket World Cup is to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Dates are to be confirmed, but anticipated to be in August-September 2017
New Zealand lawyers have been invited to attend with a maximum squad of 17, plus umpires, scorers and supporters.
If we want to compete for the Butterfield Cup each of the squad members must comply with and adhere to the rules promulgated by the International Lawyers’ Cricket Committee. A copy of the rules can be found by clicking here.
At the LCWC held in New Delhi in 2013 there was an extremely broad spectrum of ability, and thoughts were given as to how teams of diverse ability can be accommodated at subsequent tournaments. This is both from a safety perspective and so that teams of mismatched ability are not forced to play against each other resulting in unsatisfactory outcomes.
NZ would like to enter a team in 2017. If you are interested in participating please go to the expression of interest page and complete the form so that we know what cricket skills or interests you have. We welcome players, umpires, scorers, supporters one and all. We will be looking at a one day style kit and cap for our players.
This is an ideal time to organise a family holiday for this period to make sure we have plenty of kiwi cricket lawyers support.
There will be a seminar day during the tournament at which participants will be able to update their professional skills on a likely range of diverse topics pertaining to Commonwealth Lawyers, such as sports law, and international law topics. These seminars will qualify for CPD attendances.