July 2, 2013, 9:34 am
Seldom has the International Cricket Committee (ICC) looked this assertive. Agreed, there are several areas which still need immediate cleansing, but, for what transpired during the course of the Annual Conference meeting in London last Saturday, they deserve a round of applause. The Champions Trophy made way for the World Test Championship, a minimum number of Tests to be played by member nations was announced and the respect with which women’s cricket was treated — six global women’s tournaments are scheduled to be played from 2016 to 2023 — are all heart-warming. Credit where it’s due for now, but one hopes they don’t tamper with the memorandum.