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ICC revamp would be discussed in next meeting

30 January, 2014

DUBAI: The 2-day International Cricket Council (ICC) governing body's executive board meeting concluded on Wednesday with unanimous approval of few points while the next meeting will be held on January 8 in Singapore and some important decisions regarding Big Three proposal would be made in upcoming meeting, Our Sources reported.

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The meeting was held among the heads of the 10 Full Member boards, three Associate representatives (from Bermuda, Scotland, Singapore) and the ICC president Alan Isaac, vice-president Mustafa Kamal and CEO Dave Richardson.

Over the Big three proposal to revamp ICC structure several concerns were raised by boards of different countries.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) raised concerns centered around the FTP and bilateral series, and BCCI's offer of a neutral venue may be a positive sign.

On the other hand the Bangladesh Cricket Board's (BCB) concern was around losing Test status. "They did not understand completely. It was never proposed that they lose their Full Member status. When the point about relegation was removed, the BCB was fine."

Furthermore, Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) wanted more time as they agreed in principle but wanted to discuss more when the board reconvenes next month.

Meanwhile, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has said it expects its revenue to rise by at least 100 per cent over the next eight years if the key principles of the draft proposal on the ICC's revenue sharing are voted in.

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