ICC News and Proposals

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    The International Cricket Council overlooks playing conditions, bowling reviews, and other ICC regulations. Even though the ICC doesn't have copyright to the laws of cricket and only the MCC may change the laws, nowadays this would usually only be done after discussions with the game's global governing body, the ICC.

    ICC News and Proposals will be posted here - please feel free to comment (or lambast!) on anything they come up with
     
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    Opposition to cricket's entry into the Olympics is set to become increasingly problematic after the ICC was advised that the sport's preferred path to inclusion may be shelved by the IOC. The Olympics question is set to be among a suite of agenda items to be discussed at the ICC Annual Conference in Edinburgh this week.
    The earliest window for cricket to be played at the Olympics is 2024, an event favoured to be awarded to Los Angeles. Budapest, Paris and Rome are the other bidding cities, with the formal award announcement to be made in September next year.

    Would it be good for cricket to go into the Olympics - I guess the T20 format would be good to increase the sports profile world-wide
     
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    Having already announced a review of the radical reforms put in place by the Big Three, the ICC Board will this week deliberate on adopting a model of governance close to that recommended by Lord Woolf in 2012.
    A five-man working group, led by ICC chairman Shashank Manohar, appointed to carry out the constitutional review of the Big Three reforms has received feedback from both Full Members and Associate Members and most of the suggestions point to the measures recommended in the Woolf Report, which the ICC had opted to ignore under the leadership of its previous chairman N Srinivasan.
    However, Manohar, the ICC's first independent chairman, had spoken of decentralising the power base of the organisation and making it more accountable.
    The following are some of the suggestions the Board will deliberate during the ICC Annual Conference in Edinburgh:
    • The ICC should transform from a "membership club" to an international governing body with one membership class
    • Membership should be based on meritocracy with Associate and Affiliate being eligible for Full Member status
    • Merging of Associate and Affiliate memberships
    • The expansion of the ICC Board by including independent directors
     
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    There is a motion to give Associates three representatives on the ICC full voting privileges and therefore a voice when it comes to decision making
     
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    Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting believes the size and weight of bats used in Test cricket should be regulated to ensure a greater balance between bat and ball.
    At present, cricket's laws only limit the length and width of bats, not the depth or weight. That has led to the development of bats made from lighter material but with extremely thick edges, such as the Gray-Nicolls Kaboom bats used by David Warner
     
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    With the PCB looking to raise funds in the absence of international cricket in the country and the deadlock with the BCCI in terms of bilateral series, chairman Shaharyar Khan has suggested that the Pakistan board should receive a 'higher percentage of the income' from matches against India at ICC events.
     
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    The upcoming ODI series between England and Pakistan will be used as a trial to see whether front foot no-balls can be effectively determined by the TV umpire and conveyed to the on-field official.
    To assist the TV umpire, the ICC said that footage from the four side-on cameras for run-outs will be made available on a split-screen feed, along with slow-motion replays and a rewind-forward option. To receive communication from the TV umpire, the on-field official will wear a "pager watch," which will vibrate when a no-ball is called. If the watch fails to deliver the intended message, the umpires will use regular verbal communication.
    The only instance when on-field umpires can use their discretion to call a no-ball during the series is if the side-on cameras are unavailable.
     
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    In a fresh attempt to convince the BCCI, ICC general manager Geoff Allardice will travel to India next week to carry out a presentation on the Decision Review System (DRS). India are the only team to have not subscribed to the DRS after being the first to experiment with it, in 2008.
    The BCCI's reluctance is well known and recent board presidents - from N Srinivasan to Shashank Manohar to Anurag Thakur now - have expressed the same reservation on the referral system: that unless technology is 100% perfect, India will not use the DRS.

    ICC need to grow a pair and tell India they have to use it - simple
     
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    Ireland's domestic four-day competition, the Hanley Energy Inter-Provincial Championship, has been awarded first-class status - and the country's T20 and 50-over competitions have been elevated to List A - following the ICC board meeting in Cape Town this week.
     
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    Giles Clarke, the ECB president, is set to renew his relationship with the Pakistan Cricket Board, after being tasked alongside David Richardson, the ICC chief executive, to explore ways to boost the board's economy in the absence of any home international matches.
    The decision was taken at the quarterly ICC board meeting that concluded in Cape Town on Friday. The board also agreed to look into financial "assistance" for the PCB given that it has now been almost eight years since their cricketers were last able to play a match in front of their home fans
     
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    World cricket would lose up to 10 Test matches a year under proposals presently before the ICC designed to bring more equitable league structures to the three formats and add more context to the international game.
    Proposals for a "conference" style split among Test-playing nations would serve to broaden the number of teams playing Test matches while reducing the amount of fixtures played by the likes of England, India and Australia. The conference structure, believed to have been mooted by the ECB chief executive Tom Harrison, was floated as an alternative to first and second divisions, an idea vehemently opposed by the likes of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for reasons of history and status.
     
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