ICC meet to discuss Zimbabwe issue, chucking

Published: Saturday, June 26, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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London :The International Cricket Council (ICC) will have a series of annual sittings from June 27 to July 1 in London at Lord's to discuss, among other things, the issue of international cricket in Zimbabwe and illegal bowling actions.

Among other items on the agenda of the meetings are: The location of ICC headquarters, ICC Super Series venue, the venues of the 2007 World Cup (scheduled to be held in the West Indies), applications of membership from three new countries and the appointment of a new ICC vice-president, an ICC release said.

The third annual ICC cricket business forum will take place on the last day featuring a discussion of illegal bowling actions, presentations from the CEO of the World Anti-Doping Agency, David Howman, and the deputy executive director of the joint UN programme on HIV/AIDS, Kathleen Cravero.

ICC president Ehsan Mani and chief executive Malcolm Speed are scheduled to address the media conference on the same day to discuss the outcomes of the week's meetings.

For the first time ever audio from the entire forum, including the media conference, would be streamed on the official ICC website and international media persons would be able to ask questions through an online interface, the release said.

The schedule of ICC meetings:

June 27 and 28: Meeting of ICC'S chief executives' committee.

June 29: Meeting of the ICC's 27 associate members. This was attended by five representatives of the 47 affiliate members for the first time last year. This will be the first time these affiliate members have full voting rights at this meeting.

June 30: The ICC executive board, the key decision-making body, would be convened for the second time this year to discuss issues such as international cricket in Zimbabwe and the location of the ICC's headquarters which, till now, has been situated at Lord's in London.

July 1: ICC annual conference where applications for membership would be considered by all the national delegates and a new ICC vice-president would be selected.

July 2: The commercial arm of the ICC, the board of ICC Development International Lid (IDI), would discuss the financial and commercial issues at Monaco.

In addition to the main meetings, there would also be specialist forums for staff from the full member countries; development managers' forum (which follows last year's finance forum) and a cricket managers' forum, which would be held in the first part of the week, according to the release.

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