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First day of ICC’s board meeting ends with unanimous approval of few points

DUBAI: The first day of ICC governing body's executive board meeting that lasted for more than six hours has concluded in Dubai finalizing sets of principles relating to the future structure of ICC in terms of its financial and governance composition with unanimous support, ARY News reported.

The ICC board unanimously supported the alteration in following points,

The principle stating that two-tiers with promotion and relegation of Nos 9 &10 ranked team, with Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI), Cricket Australia (CA) & England Cricket Board (ECB) exempt from relegation, altered 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”. 

Secondly, the rule saying that creation of a Test Cricket fund to be distributed among Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), New Zealand Cricket (NZC), Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) changed to “Test Cricket fund money to be available to South Africa as well.”

Thirdly, now the establishment of an Executive Committee (ExCo) and Financial & Commercial Affairs Committee (F&CA) to provide leadership at an operational level has been increased to five members, including BCCI, CA and ECB representatives. Earlier it had four members, include three permanent representatives from CSA, BCCI and ECB who would share an annual rotating chairmanship.

However As per ICC press release president Alan Isaac has said that there is more work to be done by the Members in developing their schedules of bilateral cricket while at the ICC we need to work through the detail of the manner in which these principles will be implemented.

“Extensive work will now be undertaken in advance of a follow-up Board meeting next month", he added.

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