As part of the new direction Chris and the ICC established regional associations across Japan. Japan Cricket Association is a non-profit organisation with limited resources, but over five years we saw a 40% revenue growth that was re-invested back into the community.
Another side of Chris’ role was coaching the men’s and women’s national teams, each governed by their own athlete centred strategic plan which every player bought into. The five year cycle became a staircase, with each tournament another step to make it to the top. In the 2011 world tournament in Bangladesh the national Japanese women’s team reached the top of their staircase by defeating ICC full member nation, Zimbabwe.