ICC open to talks on new events amid India opposition, according to sources
By: Reuters | New Delhi |

Published: February 21, 2020 3:10:47 pm


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The International Cricket Council (ICC) is open to talks with member nations on its proposed events for the 2023-31 interval, a supply on the world governing physique instructed Reuters, an strategy that would head off a conflict with monetary powerhouse India.

Following on from a proposal tabled final yr, the ICC advisable staging a Twenty20 Champions Cup in 2024 and 2028 and ODI variations in 2025 and 2029 as well as to the present World Cups in every format.

The proposal is a part of the ICC’s plans to enhance their funds by having at the very least one world occasion yearly.

Media stories have mentioned England and Australia are set to be a part of India in opposing the new ICC tournaments, which might lower into the home windows of alternative for cricket’s ‘Big Three’ to maintain profitable bilateral collection.

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The competing views are set to meet head-on at subsequent month’s ICC Board assembly in Dubai, and whereas some are predicting a stormy affair the supply mentioned the governing physique had adopted a extra versatile strategy.

“We’re looking forward to productive meetings,” the supply mentioned.

“Every Board assembly gives ample alternative for members for dialogue, debate and finally selections.

“ICC staff will execute the decisions taken by the Board … They (members) can have further debate and change it. It has to be a collaborative process.”

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The highly effective Indian board is opposed to the thought of new world tournaments as they’d conflict with its personal plans for an elite four-team competitors involving England, Australia and one other crew.

However, ICC full members outdoors the ‘Big Three’ are probably to again the new events proposed by the governing physique as they’d be of extra monetary profit to them.

ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney and General Manager Campbell Jamieson have been touring member nations to gauge their curiosity in internet hosting future ICC tournaments, which might additionally carry a monetary windfall.

The ICC prime brass visited practically all main cricketing nations, and even some affiliate members, besides India.

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Last week Sawhney despatched letters to all members in search of expressions of curiosity by March 15 to host ICC events within the 2023-31 interval.

The governing physique would really like to finalise the appointment of hosts by the top of this yr, Sawhney mentioned within the letter seen Reuters.

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