ICC Executive Board to meet in Dubai

Dubai Jan 29, 2012: Independent Governance Review, The ICC Executive Board will hold the first of its scheduled 2012 meetings in Dubai, starting on January 31, 2012 and concluding on  February 01, 2012. The major topics on the agenda are:

Independent Governance Review

In April 2011, the ICC had adopted a new strategic plan which identified the need for an independent governance review as one of the key initiatives to ‘build a bigger, better global game’. In August 2011, after confirming the scope for the review, the ICC Board appointed Lord Woolf of Barnes and PricewaterhouseCoopers to conduct the review.

The governance review is intended to help the ICC’s aspiration to be a well governed and leading global sporting organization. The Board had agreed that, inter-alia, the ICC’s committee structure and Board makeup will benefit from a thorough governance review, recognizing that the ICC’s Memorandum and Articles were drafted at a time when the cricket landscape was very different.

Following an interim report presented by Lord Woolf during October 2011, the ICC Executive Board will now receive a final report with recommendations. Lord Woolf, who has been assisted by PricewaterhouseCoopers and advised by Judge Mudgal of India, had previously praised the Board for embracing the concept of an independent review.

The scope of the review is comprehensive 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 organisation.

ICC Vice-President (2012-2014) nomination

The ICC Board will consider the nomination received from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the next ICC Vice-President who will succeed Mr Alan Isaac as the ICC President in 2014.

Promotion of Test Cricket

Following the decision to defer the Test World Championship, the ICC Board will consider a proposal to increase incentives in the form of prize money to promote Test match cricket in the period before the ICC Test Championship event in 2017.

Other agenda items include update reports on the ICC Global Cricket Academy, the implementation of Anti-Corruption Codes at domestic level, the adoption of a Safety and Security Code, the independent report from KPMG on ticketing during the ICC Cricket World Cup and the annual report from the ICC Ethics Officer.

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

Zaka Ashraf Pakistan

Peter Chingoka Zimbabwe

Giles Clarke England and Wales

Upali Dharmadasa Sri Lanka

Wally Edwards Australia

Dr Julian Hunte West Indies

Mustafa Kamal Bangladesh

A K Khan South Africa

Imran Khwaja Associate Member Representative

Chris Moller New Zealand

Keith Oliver Associate Member Representative

N Srinivasan India

Neil Speight Associate Member Representative

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