ICC Chief Executives’ Committee Meeting on Sunday Starts Annual Meetings at Lord’s
The two-day 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 Executive Board, which will meet on Wednesday 5 July.
Key agenda items for the CEC include:
- The use of technology as an aid to decision-making by umpires
- Appeals to the third umpire*
- An update on preparations for the inaugural Twenty20 World Championships, to be held in
South Africa in late 2007
- Confirmation of guidelines relating to scheduling within the Future Tours Program (FTP)
- Release of Associate & Affiliate players from county/state/provincial duty for ODIs against Full Members
* indicates an item that has to be referred to the ICC Executive Board for approval. The issue follows a recommendation made by the Cricket Committee in May.
The Cricket Committee agreed to recommend players be allowed three appeals per innings to the third umpire if they feel a decision made by the on-field umpire is incorrect.
The recommendation is for the measure to be trialed at this year’s ICC Champions Trophy in India and then be reviewed after that tournament.
The CEC and, if it is approved, the Executive Board, will debate the potential benefits of the recommendation set against what it might mean for The Spirit of Cricket, the fabric of the game and the role and authority of the on-field umpire.
The appeals system has been used in American Football for several years and, earlier this year, was trialed in an event on the professional tennis circuit.
The CEC comprises the Chief Executives of the 10 Test-playing Members and three representatives from ICC Associate Members.
It also includes the ICC’s Chief Executive Officer, President, Vice-President and the Chairman of the Cricket Committee.
Malcolm Speed ICC Chief Executive Officer
Ehsan Mani ICC President
Percy Sonn ICC Vice-President
Sunil Gavaskar Chairman, ICC Cricket Committee
James Sutherland Australia
Mahbibul Anam Bangladesh
David Collier England
Niranjan Shah India
Martin Snedden New Zealand
Salim Altaf Pakistan
Gerald Majola South Africa
Duleep Mendis Sri Lanka
Ken Gordon/Clive Lloyd West Indies
Ozias Bvute Zimbabwe
John Cribbin Hong Kong
John Wright Ireland
Laurie Pieters Namibia
The series of meetings will culminate with the ICC Annual Conference on Friday 7 July when Percy Sonn is scheduled to take over from Ehsan Mani as ICC President.
The Annual Conference will be followed by the ICC Business Forum and a media conference in the Lord’s Banqueting Suite.
The ICC Business Forum will be streamed live on the internet at http://www.icc-cricket.com/ Media wishing to attend should contact Sheila Razdan at Sheila.firstname.lastname@example.org