ICC MEDIA RELEASE: Dubai 9 October 2011: Media conference with ICC President Sharad Pawar and Haroon Lorgat CEO set for Tuesday morning at the ICC headquarters; The ICC Executive Board will hold its fourth and final scheduled meeting of the year at the ICC headquarters in Dubai on Monday 10 October, and among the issues on the agenda are:
Independent Governance Review
At the June meeting in Hong Kong, the ICC Executive Board had confirmed an Independent Governance Review and later appointed Lord Woolf of Barnes as chairman of the review panel. Lord Woolf, who will be supported by Price water house Coopers, will attend the meeting to provide a progress report.
The independent governance review was identified as one of the most important initiatives in the new Strategic Plan 2011-2015 that was adopted by the Board in April 2011. The scope of the review is wide and includes:
• Clarifying 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. This would include consideration of independent committee members and directors
• The ICC President nomination and election process
• The Member categories and criteria for membership
• The effectiveness of the regulatory environment
• The Constitutional framework and documents to ensure they are ‘fit for purpose’
• Making recommendations to ensure that the ICC enjoys a reputation as a well governed and leading global sporting organization.
Haroon Lorgat, the ICC Chief Executive, said: “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.
“I am hopeful that the review will lead us to set up a governance model that is relevant for our new world.”
PwC and Lord Woolf have already held many discussions with stakeholders and will update the Executive Board on progress, but until the work is completed the ICC will not be in a position to make any comments.
ICC global event 2013
The ICC Executive Board will seek to finalize the format of the ICC event in 2013. Currently the ICC Champions Trophy is scheduled to be held in England in June 2013 but the possibility of converting this to a Test Championship will need to be agreed.
Haroon Lorgat, the ICC Chief Executive, said: “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.”
Domestic Anti-Corruption codes
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 1 April 2011. The Board will receive an update on the implementation of domestic anti-corruption processes. Haroon Lorgat, the ICC Chief Executive, said: “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.”
SNTV and Getty Images will distribute vision and images on Tuesday 11 October after the media conference which will take place at the ICC headquarters, Street 69, Emirates Road, Dubai Sports City, Dubai.
The media conference, which will be held by ICC President Sharad Pawar and ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat, will not take place earlier than 1030.
The ICC Board consists of the chairman or president from each of the 10 Full Members plus three Associate Member representatives. Also present at ICC Board meetings is the ICC President, who chairs proceedings, the ICC Chief Executive and the ICC Vice-President, as well as, by invitation of the President, the ICC Principal Advisor.
Sharad Pawar ICC President
Alan Isaac ICC Vice-President
Haroon Lorgat ICC Chief Executive
Ijaz Butt Pakistan
Peter Chingoka Zimbabwe
Giles Clarke England and Wales
Jack Clarke Australia
Upali Dharmadasa Sri Lanka
Dr Julian Hunte West Indies
Mustafa Kamal Bangladesh
Imran Khwaja Associate Member Representative
Dr Mtutuzeli Nyoka South Africa
Keith Oliver Associate Member Representative
N Srinivasan India
Neil Speight Associate Member Representative
Dr Justin Vaughan New Zealand (alternate for Chris Moller)
Inderjit Bindra ICC Principal Advisor
Chris Moller (New Zealand)