Dubai: The Woolf Report, nomination of the ICC vice-president, managing the volume of Twenty20 cricket, schedule of events from 2015 to 2023, are some of the issues that the ICC Executive Board will discuss when it meets in Dubai on Sunday.
During the meeting, the Board will study the Woolf report submitted by Lord Woolf of Barnes and PricewaterhouseCoopers, which contains 65 recommendations regarding the good governance, ethical standards, the reform of members' rights, increasing the resources of the ICC, etc. It will also discuss nomination of the ICC vice-president for the period of 2012-2014.
The ICC has received the joint nomination of Mustafa Kamal from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as the next vice-president and who will succeed Alan Isaac as the ICC President in 2014. Following a Board resolution to change the constitution to split the role of ICC President and Chairman of the Board, this nomination is yet to be considered by the Board.
The execute board will also receive an update on progress made to replace Haroon Lorgat, who will vacate his post of Chief Executive at the end of the Annual Conference in June 2012. Twenty20 would also form a part of the discussion, which will include enhancing the strategy for shortest format of cricket in developing the game and managing volume.
At the March meeting of the Chief Executive's Committee (CEC), it was recommended that the ICC World T20 should remain a joint men's and women's event and should be increased to 16 men's teams from 2014 onwards. As far as the schedule of ICC events from 2015 to 2023 to are concerned, the world governing body has already commenced with planning for the new rights cycle post 2015 and a key prerequisite of this is to determine the events that will be staged.
The board will consider the events to be hosted in this new rights cycle. Other agenda items include update reports on the implementation of Anti-Corruption Codes at domestic level; the ICC World Test Championship and the promotion of all three formats of international cricket; the ICC Development Programme Strategy, which was supported by the CEC at its last meeting; and approval of the ICC's audited Annual Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2011.