Home Sports ICC Board meeting in Dubai Wednesday

ICC Board meeting in Dubai Wednesday


Dubai : A host of important issues related to Champions Trophy postponement, umpiring review trials in Tests and Future Tours Programme will be discussed in the two day International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Chief Executives Committee (CEC) and Board meeting starting Wednesday.

“The meeting will make decisions on a range of matters relating to the playing of cricket as well as recommendations on the business of cricket for consideration by the ICC Board’s October meeting,” ICC said in a statement Tuesday.

The ICC Board will discuss the issue of the Champions Trophy, which was to be held in Pakistan from Sep 12-28 but unanimously postponed because of security concerns held by several of the participating teams.

The ICC Board will consider views of the CEC and seek to chart a course towards the successful staging of the event in 2009.

With the current FTP due to conclude in May 2012, the concept of an alternative structure to bilateral tours, including an enhanced Test championship, was discussed by both the CEC and the ICC Board during meetings in Dubai in June and July. It will be again taken up for discussion here.

The CEC will also receive a report on the trial of the umpire decision review system, which was experimented in the recent Sri Lanka versus India Test series.