ICC Chief Executives’ Committee to Consider ICC Event Proposals Including Potential Twenty20 Tournament
The proposals to be considered include a nine-day Twenty20 World Championship and a revamped ICC Champions Trophy.
The meeting will also be the first opportunity for the CEC to review the wide interest that has been shown in ICC events through to 2015 including the next two ICC Cricket World Cups.
The members of the CEC will consider these topics and make recommendations to the March meeting of the ICC Board regarding potential formats and timings.
The CEC will also decide on a range of matters relating to the playing of cricket. These will include a review of the trial playing conditions for One-Day International cricket that relate to fielding restrictions and replacement players. Though the trial is due to run through to the end of March, the CEC has the authority to address this topic at this meeting.
The two day CEC meeting will be followed on 16 February by an ICC Scheduling Summit at which representatives from all of the Full Member countries will discuss a potential six-year programme of international cricket.
This will be the second ICC Scheduling Summit since the members of the ICC Board indicated that they would like the implications of a move to a six-year Future Tours Program to be considered. The first summit took place in Dubai in August and it is anticipated that a draft schedule produced at this second summit will be considered by the ICC Board in Dubai from 20 to 21 March.
The CEC meeting will be chaired by ICC Chief Executive, Malcolm Speed, and attended by ICC President, Ehsan Mani, ICC Cricket Committee Chairman, Sunil Gavaskar, and ICC General Manager - Cricket, David Richardson. Mr Richardson will lead the discussions during the ICC Scheduling Summit.
Countries interested in hosting ICC events:
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011
Interested members: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka (joint bid), Australia and New Zealand
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
Interested members: Australia and New Zealand, England
ICC Champions Trophy 2008
Interested members: Australia, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, UAE, West Indies
ICC World Cup Qualifier 2009 (formerly ICC Trophy)
Interested members: Canada, Kenya, Malaysia, Namibia, The Netherlands
ICC Women’s World Cup 2009
Interested members: Australia, India, Malaysia, UAE, West Indies
Twenty20 World Championships (potential event)
Interested members: Australia, Bermuda, England, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, UAE, West Indies
The following delegates will be attending the CEC meeting:
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
Roger Brathwaite, West Indies
Ozias Bvute, Zimbabwe
John Cribbin, Hong Kong
John Wright, Ireland
Laurie Pieters, Namibia
Media arrangements following the conclusion of the CEC meeting and scheduling summit will be announced in due course.
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