Cricket's Big Boss: Srinivasan to be ICC Board chairman from July

Feb 08, 2014, 16:26 IST | Agencies

BCCI president N.Srinivasan will become the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board chairman from July; ICC Board approves changes to its governance, competition and financial models

Singapore: BCCI president N.Srinivasan will become the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board chairman from July.

The ICC Board, at a meeting here on Saturday, approved changes to its governance, competition and financial models.

"The ICC Board will continue to be the primary decision-making body. From the start of July this year, the ICC Chairman will be N. Srinivasan from the BCCI," ICC said in a statement.

N. Srinivasan
N. Srinivasan. File pic/AFP

A new Executive Committee will be formed to report into the Board. The initial Chair of this Executive Committee (ExCo) will be Wally Edwards from Cricket Australia while the Chair of the Finance and Commercial Affairs Committee (F&CA) will continue to be Giles Clarke from the ECB.

These roles will be for an initial two-year transitional period to 2016 only.

Once this transitional period is completed, the Chair of the ICC Board will be elected from within the ICC Board with all Full Member Directors entitled to stand for election.

BCCI, CA and ECB -- will be represented on both sub-committees, along with two representatives of the other Full Members (who will be elected by the Board)

No Test Championship, Champions Trophy to continue

Singapore: The International Cricket Council (ICC) Executive Board Saturday decided scrap the proposed World Test Championship and reinstate the highly popular Champions Trophy for 2017 and 2021.

"It proved impossible to come up with a format for a four-team finals event in Test cricket that fits the culture of Test cricket and preserves the integrity of the format," an ICC statement read.

"With the ICC Champions Trophy alongside the ICC Cricket World Cup and ICC World Twenty20 and the formats and venues already confirmed for all of these events the ICC has a really attractive package for 2015-23 to take to the market."

The most recent ICC Champions Trophy event (England and Wales, 2013) proved to be very popular with supporters around the world.

It's also an event that any ICC Member (including the top Associate Members) can aspire to qualify for by improving their performances in ODI cricket.

ICC had earlier said that the Champions Trophy 2013, 50-over tournament would be the last edition. India had beaten England in the final last year.

First held in 1998, the Champions Trophy was held every two years, except for the 2008 edition, which was postponed until the following year.

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