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ICC Executive Board to meet in Dubai on Monday

Dubai, Sun, 09 Oct 2011 ANI

Dubai, Oct.9 (ANI): The ICC Executive Board will hold its fourth and final scheduled meeting of the year at the ICC headquarters in Dubai on Monday (October 10).


Among the issues that are likely to be taken up at the meeting are: ndependent Governance Review


At the June meeting in Hong Kong, the ICC Executive Board had confirmed an Independent Governance Review and later appointed Lord Woolf of Barnes as chairman of the review panel. Lord Woolf, who will be supported by PricewaterhouseCoopers, will attend the meeting to provide a progress report.


The independent governance review was identified as one of the most important initiatives in the new Strategic Plan 2011-2015 that was adopted by the Board in April 2011. The scope of the review is wide 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 Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said: "It is our clear ambition to be a well managed and leading global governing body and we are fortunate to have secured Lord Woolf to undertake this important review.


He added: "I am hopeful that the review will lead us to set up a governance model that is relevant for our new world."


PwC and Lord Woolf have already held many discussions with stakeholders and will update the Executive Board on progress, but until the work is completed the ICC will not be in a position to make any comments.


The ICC Executive Board will seek to finalise the format of the ICC event in 2013. Currently the ICC Champions Trophy is scheduled to be held in England in June 2013 but the possibility of converting this to a Test Championship will need to be agreed.


Lorgat said: "Player and public interest in Test match cricket is at an all time high and it would be fitting to stage a Test Championship play-off for the top four teams."


With a stated zero tolerance approach to anti-corruption and anti-doping, the ICC Executive Board had, in November 2010, required all Full Members to implement a domestic Anti-Corruption Code and strengthen anti-corruption measures at a domestic level by 1 April 2011.


The Board will receive an update on the implementation of domestic anti-corruption processes.


Lorgat said: "The ICC and Members are well aware of the need to enhance education and preventative measures in this crucial area and know that we can never become complacent."


SNTV and Getty Images will distribute vision and images on Tuesday 11 October after the media conference which will take place at the ICC headquarters, Street 69, Emirates Road, Dubai Sports City, Dubai.


The media conference, which will be held by ICC President Sharad Pawar and ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat, will not take place earlier than 10.30 a.m. local time. (ANI)


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