Kuala Lumpur, June 25: The ICC Chief Executives Committee, on Monday, supported the introduction of day and night Test matches.
"The CEC supported the introduction of Day/Night Test cricket," an ICC press release said on Monday. Day and night cricket has been exciting to watch in the shorter formats. However, it remains to be seen how it works in Tests.
However, the CEC said day and night Tests required approval of both participating teams and also a suitable cricket ball as recommended by the ICC Cricket Committee.
"With the approval of both participating teams and the provision of a suitable ball as recommended by the ICC Cricket Committee, and noted the extra context that will be granted to Test cricket by the introduction of an ICC World Test Championship in 2017 and to ODI cricket through the introduction of full qualification process for the ICC Cricket World Cup from 2015," they said.
On considering the appeal of the 50-over format, the CEC agreed with the ICC Cricket Committee recommended regulation changes including that powerplays be restricted to the first block of 10 overs and a batting Powerplay of five overs to be completed before the start of the 41st over; a maximum of four fielders to be allowed outside the 30-yard circle in the non-Powerplay overs and the number of permitted short pitched balls should increase from one per over to two.
The CEC reconfirmed the necessity for all Member Boards to have in place and implement domestic anti-corruption codes. At the meeting, the CEC, after hearing that neither Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) nor Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have still not incorporated domestic anti-corruption codes, recommended that the ICC Board instruct these Boards to implement codes forthwith and, in the case of SLC, certainly before the start of the Sri Lanka Premier League Twenty20 which is planned for August 2012.
The CEC also recommended to the Board that the BCB be directed to deliver a comprehensive report on the allegations of corrupt activities during the recent Bangladesh Premier League.
The CEC also considered the importance of a uniform set of anti-corruption regulations across all Full Members in order to avoid any potential jurisdictional loopholes and/or inconsistences in the continued and ever-vigilant protection of cricket from corruption.