ICC to discuss accreditation system for international grounds

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Dubai, Sep 10 (IANS): The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) chief executive committee will meet in London Monday to discus an enhanced Venue Accreditation System for international grounds.

The initiative responds to the ICC Strategic Plan 2011-15 - Bigger, Better Global Game - which highlights the need to provide a world class environment for international cricket, in part by delivering better venues with better facilities to contribute to on-field excellence and more fans.

The ICC has an existing approval process which was introduced in December 1997 for new international venues but there is no process for the on-going monitoring of venues. The proposal is that a venue will have to be re-inspected and re-accredited every five years or when it undergoes major re-building or renovation.

Other issues which will be discussed are: international umpire performances, the Future Tours Programme Agreement, Medical Committee projects; the implementation of domestic anti-doping and anti-corruption codes; the ICC World Test Championship as well as Member Development.