Cricket changing? Big three's clout, Olympics inclusion to be discussed in ICC board meet

Dubai: The controversial constitutional amendments, which gave executive clout and financial power to just three boards, and cricket's possible inclusion in the Olympics will top the agenda when Shashank Manohar chairs his first ICC Board meeting here on February 4.

In the lead up to this meeting, various other committee meetings, including the Chief Executives' Committee (CEC) meeting, will take place, the ICC said in a press release.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) logo. Reuters

The International Cricket Council (ICC) logo. Reuters

The schedule includes the CEC tomorrow, followed by the HR and Remuneration Committee and Governance Committee on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the Finance and Commercial Affairs Committee and Executive Committee will meet before the board meetings on Thursday.

Key issues on the agenda of the meetings include review of the constitutional amendments, and structure and scheduling of bilateral cricket.

The constitutional amendments, which were carried out in 2014, gave executive powers to the 'Big Three' -- India, Australia and England. Manohar has already stated that he does not agree with the consolidation of power in the hands of just three member nations.

Besides, cricket's potential participation in the Olympics and Commonwealth Games will also be discussed. An update on the World T20 in India in March-April, including playing conditions and prize money, will be also on the table along with the composition of the ICC Cricket Committee.

Also up for deliberation would be updates on the world body's initiatives in the USA alongside "matters relating to anti-corruption and anti-doping".

The ICC Board consists of the nominated representatives of each of the 10 full members plus three elected associate member representatives.

The CEC comprises the chief executives of the 10 full members as well as three associate member representatives.

Also present is the chief executive who chairs the meeting, and, by invitation, the ICC chairman, the chairman of the Cricket Committee and the chair of the Women's Committee.


Updated Date: Jan 31, 2016 19:37 PM

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