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Many issues on agenda as ICC Annual Conference begins on June 29

Dubai, Jun 27 (UNI) The ICC Annual Conference week will get underway from June 29 here which will be followed by the Board meeting on July 2 and 3 where Zimbabwe's fate as a cricketing nation would be decided and the Future Tours Programme beyond May 2012 will also be discussed.

The ICC Chief Executives' Committee (CEC) will start off a series of meetings for world cricket's leading administrators.

The two-day CEC meeting will make decisions on a range of matters relating to the playing of cricket as well as recommendations on the business of cricket for consideration and adoption or otherwise by the ICC Board.

The week will conclude with the ICC's Annual Conference on July 4, followed by a Members' Forum.

However, the main agenda for the week of meetings would include - Zimbabwe - The worsening situation within the country has prompted the ICC President, Ray Mali, to place the issue on the agenda at the ICC Board meeting.

The CEC and the ICC Board will also begin the process of considering the future landscape of the game at international level.

The ICC would also discuss about the protection and promotion of all the three formats of international cricket with Test cricket identified as the pinnacle of the sport.

Issues relating to the protection of 'icon Test' series, and the leading Members' opportunities to have the right to host a minimum number of matches in all three formats against each other within a pre-determined timeframe.

Code of Conduct Levels 3 and 4 and the amendment to disciplinary process are also on the agenda.

The ICC will also look to find the successor of Sunil Gavaskar who resigned as the Chairman of ICC Cricket Committee in May this year.


Story first published: Friday, June 27, 2008, 19:37 [IST]
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