ICC executive board to discuss Test championship
Dubai, Oct 9 The possibility of converting the 2013 Champions Trophy into a Test championship will be discussed by the executive board of the International Cricket Council (ICC) at its fourth and final scheduled meeting of the year here Monday.
The meeting will also discuss the ICC president's nomination and election process.
The board will seek to finalise the format of the ICC event in 2013. Currently the Champions Trophy is scheduled to be held in England in June 2013.
"Player and public interest in Test match cricket is at an all time high and it would be fitting to stage a Test Championship play-off for the top four teams," the ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat said.
At the June meeting in Hong Kong, the executive board had confirmed an Independent Governance Review and later appointed Lord Woolf of Barnes as chairman of the review panel. Woolf, who will be supported by PricewaterhouseCoopers, will attend the meeting to provide a progress report.
"It is our clear ambition to be a well managed and leading global governing body and we are fortunate to have secured Lord Woolf to undertake this important review," Lorgat said.
"I am hopeful that the review will lead us to set up a governance model that is relevant for our new world."
The board will also seek to clarify the role and structure of the ICC and its committees to ensure that strategic goals are met effectively and that decision-making is made in the best interests of the game.
Other agendas of the meeting include the member categories and criteria for membership, the effectiveness of the regulatory environment and the Constitutional framework and documents.
With a stated zero tolerance approach to anti-corruption and anti-doping, the ICC Executive Board had, in November 2010, required all full members to implement a domestic Anti-Corruption Code and strengthen anti-corruption measures at a domestic level by April 1, 2011.
The board will receive an update on the implementation of domestic anti-corruption processes.
"The ICC and members are well aware of the need to enhance education and preventative measures in this crucial area and know that we can never become complacent," Lorgat said.© IANS
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