ICC Board Meeting in Mumbai on Friday and Saturday, 3 and 4 November
The meeting will be held at the ITC Sheraton Hotel in Parel, Mumbai and the following are among the items that will be covered over the two days:
The fourth Test match between England and Pakistan at the Brit Oval
The Board will discuss the events surrounding this Test match that took place in August, which resulted in the match being awarded to England when Pakistan was deemed to have refused to play. This is the first time such a result has occurred in 129 years of Test match cricket.
The Board will receive a report from ICC President Percy Sonn following the fact-finding visit he and ICC Chief Executive Officer Malcolm Speed made to the country in late July and early August.
The Board will be asked to note the determination of an Official Enquiry following an application by the Pakistan Cricket Board for the reinstatement of a banned player, Ata-ur-Rehman.
Mr Rehman was banned for life and fined 40,000 rupees following the conclusion of the Qayyum Report in May 2000.
Members’ Participation Agreement (MPA) and Commercial Rights Exploitation 2007 -2015
These matters will be discussed by the Board.
ICC Global Cricket Academy
The Board will receive a presentation from the ICC Global Cricket Academy Director of Coaching Rodney Marsh. The ICC GCA is expected to open early in 2008.
The latest news on the ICC GCA can be found at:
The ICC Board, which meets three times a year, is made up of the following Directors:
Percy Sonn (Chairman) – ICC President
Malcolm Speed – ICC Chief Executive Officer
Creagh O’Connor – Australia
Mohammad Ali Asghar MP – Bangladesh
David Morgan – England
Sharad Pawar – India
Sir John Anderson KBE – New Zealand
Dr Naseem Ashraf – Pakistan
Jayantha Dharmadasa – Sri Lanka
Ray Mali – South Africa
Ken Gordon – West Indies
Peter Chingoka – Zimbabwe
Samir Inamdar – Kenya
Stanley Perlman – Israel
HRH Tunku Imran – Malaysia
PLEASE NOTE, There will be no formal media opportunities on Friday 3 November but ICC President Percy Sonn and Chief Executive Officer Malcolm Speed will hold a media conference at the conclusion of the meeting, on Saturday 4 November.
The conference will take place in the C.K.Nayudu Hall, Cricket Club of India, Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. The time is obviously dependent on when the ICC Board meeting concludes but given the fact the majority of media will already be at the CCI for Australia and West Indies pre-match preparations the idea is that by holding the briefing there it should cause journalists the minimum of inconvenience.
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Vision – Arrangements have been made to pool shoot the start of the Board meeting and for that vision to be available thereafter. Details of how to access the vision will be announced in due course.