ICC Board to meet in Dubai

Dubai -- The International Cricket Council Executive Board will meet in Dubai on Tuesday and Wednesday for their first of four scheduled meetings in 2011.

Among the important issues they will consider are:

Strategic plan
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."

Spotfixing
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.

Governance Committee matters
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 February 19 in Dhaka and culminate with the final in Mumbai on April 2.

The ICC Board consists of the chairman or president from each of the 10 Full Members plus three Associate Member representatives. Also present at ICC Board meetings is the ICC President, who chairs proceedings, the ICC Chief Executive and the ICC Vice President, as well as, by invitation of the President, the ICC Principal Advisor.