The ICC Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC) met in Dubai for its fourth and last meeting of the year to discuss a range of issues relating to the playing and the business of cricket, some of which will be considered by the ICC Board when it will hold its first of four meetings of 2010 in February in Dubai.
The results of the meeting are as follows:
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011
Following on the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 match schedule announcement in Mumbai on 9 November, the CEC supported a request from the Central Organising Committee that, where possible, host countries should play their quarter-finals and semi-finals in their home country. Where two co-hosts are involved, the higher-ranked side from the group stage will host the match. This recommendation will now be considered by the Board.
FTP Post 2012 and context for Test and ODI
The CEC received feedback from the joint ICC/MCC Cricket Committee meeting and continued with its ongoing discussions in creating context for Test and ODI cricket. A committee comprising David Richardson, David Collier, James Sutherland, Nishantha Ranatunga and N Srinivasan has been formed to draft a discussion paper for the CEC to consider at its next meeting.
Following the recent summit in Hyderabad, the CEC endorsed ICC’s move to work with its stakeholders in forming a coalition to actively address and counteract online piracy.
The CEC approved the Women’s Committee’s recommendation that the top four women’s sides from the ICC World Twenty20 2010 in the West Indies will earn direct qualification for the ICC World Twenty20 in 2012 in Sri Lanka while the remaining four teams will come through a qualification process.
The CEC granted ODI status to the Olympic Stadium in Sydney and temporary ODI status to Kon. UD CC in Amsterdam for the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League to be staged in July next year.
The CEC also received an update report on the decision review system (DRS) which was implemented in the Dunedin and Brisbane Tests and will also be used in South Africa.
Note: The first ICC Board meeting of 2010 will take place in February in Dubai.
The CEC meeting comprised the chief executives of the 10 Test-playing Members and three representatives from the ICC Associate and Affiliate Members. It was chaired by the ICC Chief Executive and also attended by the ICC President while the Chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee couldn’t attend due to personal reasons.
Haroon Lorgat ICC Chief Executive (chairman)
David Morgan ICC President
James Sutherland Australia
Nizam Uddin Chowdhury Bangladesh
David Collier England
N Srinivasan India
Dr Justin Vaughan New Zealand
Wasim Bari Pakistan
Gerald Majola South Africa
Nishantha Ranatunga Sri Lanka
Dr Ernest Hilaire West Indies
Ozias Bvute Zimbabwe
Associate and Affiliate Member representatives
John Cribbin (Hong Kong)
Warren Deutrom (Ireland)
Francois Erasmus (Namibia)