ICC meeting concludes – future structure principles receive unanimous support

ICC meeting concludes – future structure principles receive unanimous support

Written by Staff Writer

28 Jan, 2014 | 10:16 pm

The first day of the International Cricket Council’s Board meetings concluded in Dubai on Tuesday with unanimous support for a set of principles relating to the future structure, governance and financial models of the ICC.

Here are a few of the principles agreed to. There will be an opportunity for all members to play all formats of cricket on merit, with participation based on meritocracy; no immunity to any country, and no change to membership status.

· A Test Cricket Fund paid equally on an annual basis to all full members, except the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Cricket Australia and the England and Wales Cricket Board, will be introduced to encourage and support Test match cricket.

· Recognition of the need for strong leadership of the ICC, involving leading members, which will involve BCCI taking a central leadership responsibility.

· A need to recognise the varying contribution of full members to the value of ICC events through the payment of ‘contribution costs’.

· The establishment of an Executive Committee and Financial and Commercial Affairs Committee to provide leadership at an operational level, with five members, including BCCI, CA and ECB representatives.

The ICC says that as it is undergoing a transitional period that includes a new governance structure and media rights cycle, this leadership will be provided for two years from June 2014 by: a BCCI representative to Chair the ICC Board, a CA representative to Chair the Ex-Co and an ECB representative to Chair the F&CA.

Meanwhile, objections to the ICC redraft, persist.

This is a Sportsfirst special report on these objections.

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