ICC Announces Establishment Of Governance Working Group For The Future
The International Cricket Council (ICC), on Monday, announced that a Governance Working Group will be established to reflect the future Governance structure.
Council for the future structure
In a press release, the Council stated, "The Board approved the establishment of a Governance Working Group to consider future governance structure of the ICC. The group will be chaired by Earl Eddings from Cricket Australia, and will comprise Greg Barclay (New Zealand Cricket), Tony Brian (Cricket Scotland), Ehsan Mani (Pakistan Cricket Board), Chris Nenzani (Cricket South Africa) and Ricky Skerritt (Cricket West Indies)." The decision comes after a four day ICC Board meeting in Dubai.
Multiple other announcements were made after the meeting. The Council has decided to increase the prize money for women's cricket by $2.6 million. The Council stated that the rise in revenue is proportional to the rise in the revenue generated by the sport. The ICC Board approved the establishment of a U19 Women’s T20 World Cup with the first edition to be played in Bangladesh in 2021 and every two years after that.
Zimbabwe and Nepal readmitted as members
The Council also announced that Zimbabwe and Nepal have been readmitted as members of the Council. The former had been suspended after the country’s cricket board, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), was unable to keep out the government interference with the Board's administration.
In group stages, if the Super Over is tied then the match will be tied. In Semi-Finals and Finals, the super over will continue till one team scores more runs than another team. It keeps in mind the basic principle of scoring more runs than the opponent to win.
The ICC also said that Indra Nooyi has been unanimously reappointed as the ICC Independent Director for a second two-year term from 2020-2022.
The Council is also looking to promote the development of the game across the world and for that purpose, it has approved a $30.5 million funding allocation for Associate Members for 2020; a 12% like-for-like increase in 2019. The money, which will be distributed according to the Associate Member scorecard competition and grant model, will support all aspects of the development of the game in 92 countries focusing on participation and improving the competitiveness of international cricket.