Woolf report needs detailed study: ICC

The ICC Chief Executives’ Committee on Wed­nesday decided that the Woolf report, which proposed cha­nges in the governance structure of the world body but rejected by the BCCI, would require detailed study by Member Boards first before any discussion on it.

The CEC, in its two-day meeting here, received a presentation on the independent Woolf report on governance review so as to allow a better understanding or to seek clarification or explanations of any proposals contained in the report.

“The CEC noted that Member Boards and the ICC Board of Directors in particular will need to consider the recommendations in detail, a number of which were already work in progress,” an ICC release issued at the end of the two-day meeting said.

The CEC recommended the ICC Board to grant “a special dispensation” to allow non-neutral match officials to participate in the matches in the proposed Bangladesh tour of Pakistan in view of the security issues.

The CEC held a strategic discussion on Twenty20 cricket and agreed to recommend to the ICC Board to allow three additional Twenty20 internationals in the year in which the ICC World Twenty20 is being played.

The CEC also recommended the ICC Board that the next ICC World Twenty20 in 2014 in Bangladesh should be increased to 16 men’s teams.

The CEC discussed cricket’s participation in multi-sport games and decided to explore an invitation for cricket to take part in the Commonwealth Games to be held in Australia in April 2018.

The CEC has reappointed Ravi Shastri for a second three-year term as the media representative and has appointed David White of New Zealand to replace Justin Vaughan as the CEC representative on the ICC Cricket Committee. The ICC Board will consider nominations for the role of chairman of the committee as Clive Lloyd’s term has expired.

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