The ICC Executive Board will meet in Dubai on 15 and 16 February for their first of four scheduled meetings in 2011. Among the important issues they will consider are:
The next five year strategy (2011-15) will be considered following a joint work session on 14 February 2011 with members of the ICC Chief Executives’ Committee (CEC).
Haroon Lorgat, the ICC Chief Executive, said: ‘The Strategic Plan is, of course, essential to steer the ICC during the next five years and I am grateful that the directors and CEC members will have spent so much time to help craft the strategy for world cricket.’
Following regular briefings, the ICC Executive Board will receive a final report on the successful prosecution of three Pakistan Cricketers - Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif - in Doha, Qatar on spot fixing charges under the ICC Anti Corruption Code.
Mr Lorgat added: ‘I am sure the Board will appreciate closure of this matter and acknowledge the good work performed by the ICC legal team and the ICC Anti Corruption and Security Unit in dealing with this complex issue.
‘This has been a testing time for many of us and I am pleased that we were decisive and able to receive the independent Tribunal’s verdict and sanction before the ICC Cricket World Cup starts.
‘At a later stage we will follow up with a detailed review and look to enhance our Anti Corruption Code and our protocols and procedures following this experience.’
The Board will also receive an update from the Pakistan Task Team.
The ICC Governance and Review committee will, amongst the other topics it has been dealing with, provide the ICC Executive Board with a recommendation on the qualification or otherwise of Members’ participation in the ten team World Cup in 2015.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2011
With the Opening Ceremony in Dhaka only 48 hours after the ICC Board meeting there will be a final report on the readiness of the three host nations - Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka - to stage the ICC’s flagship event which will begin on 19 February in Dhaka and culminate with the final in Mumbai on 2 April.