Woolf report recommendations to be discussed by ICC on Monday

The Woolf report calls for sweeping changes in the administration of cricket and the functioning of the ICC Getty Images

Dubai: Mar 4, 2012

The recommendations of the Woolf report on the independent governance review of the ICC will be discussed when the governing body’s Chief Executives’ Committee will meet on Monday.

The India cricket Board had rejected the recommendations but the Pakistan and Australian boards were in favour of a discussion.

The report calls for sweeping changes in the administration of cricket and the functioning of the ICC.

The CEC representatives will be given the opportunity to consider the 65 recommendations and its implications in the two-day meeting.

“The CEC is an important grouping and it would be valuable for them to properly consider and express their views on the report and its recommendations,” Haroon Lorgat, the ICC Chief Executive, said through a press release.

The Woolf report recommendations include restructuring of the ICC’s Executive Board to make it more independent and less dominated by the bigger countries. It also recommends a re-examination of the rights and benefits of the current Full Member nations, calling for measures to increase transparency in dealings by the ICC and its members.

The CEC will also hold a strategic conversation on whether the current strategies relating to T20 cricket are appropriate to best manage the balance and long term viability of all three formats of the game.

“The discussion is intended to stimulate thinking on the volume and scheduling of T20 cricket, its role in developing the game further and the implications for cricket as a whole,” Lorgat said.

Amongst other cricket matters, the CEC will consider the practical application of No Objection Certificates, the suitability of ICC Test and ODI ranking systems for determining qualification to ICC events and for promotion and relegation purposes, disability cricket and cricket in multi-sport games.

The CEC will also consider appointments to the ICC Cricket Committee in terms of the committee s Terms of Reference.

“Clive Lloyd has completed a successful three year term as chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee and the CEC will consider this position and make a recommendation to the ICC Board,” Lorgat said.

There will also be updates on the Future Tours Programme (FTP) Agreement, domestic integrity matters (anti-corruption and anti-doping), anti-racism policy and international venue accreditation standards.

The CEC comprises the Chief Executives or nominated representatives of the 10 Full Member nations as well as three Associate Member representatives. (PTI)