Alexander Mackay, President of Cricket Switzerland shares his Cricket journey so far, the challenges Cricket Switzerland is facing, the solutions to overcome these challenges and most importantly his love towards the game.
Full Name: Alexander Mackay
Date of Birth: 6 September 1964
Playing Role: Slow bowler, tail end batsman
Batting Style: RH
Bowling Style: RH, slow
Address: Cricket Switzerland, 3000 Berne, Switzerland
Excerpts from an Interview with Alexander Mackay from Switzerland by Vishal Yadav
Currently where are you playing cricket? Since how long are you playing cricket? What level of cricket have you played so far?
Personally played cricket since I was a small boy. Now retired, I became an (one-day) internationally qualified umpire in 1999 and umpired my first ICC tournament in 2004.
Cricket Switzerland have two senior domestic competitions and many friendly and touring matches.
2. Do you play for any club or a team? Mention their names? When was it founded? Where you working now?
Winterthur Cricket Club, founded 1982
Cricket Switzerland, founded 1980
I am President of CRICKET SWITZERLAND (www.cricketswitzerland.ch)
4. What are you and your team doing in order to promote cricket as a game and involve many people.
Organise two senior domestic leagues (40 over & T20) & friendly matches & internationals at all age levels.
5. Any recent achievements/activities that you had. (It could be organising a small camp, or just playing a match or organising a cricket camp)
In July 2015 the second Basel Cricket Camp
6. Would you like to come to India for a tournament or a coaching camp?
Or do you want to travel any other country( if Yes, please mention the name)?
Anywhere in Europe
7. What are the challenges you are facing in your country's cricket? If any, how do you feel to overcome those challenges?
Resources. Qualified and motivated volunteers and finances.
8. One thing that you instantly need that would boost the involvement of people in your country's cricket?
9. Tell in brief (One paragraph). Which country are you supporting this World Cup? And Why?
England, that is where I grew up.