Dubai, Sept.9 : The ICC Chief Executives' Committee (CEC) will convene in Dubai on Wednesday and Thursday for one of its four meetings per year.
The two-day gathering, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on 10 and 11 September, will make decisions on a range of matters relating to the playing of cricket as well as recommendations on the business of cricket for consideration by the ICC Board's October meeting.
Also on Thursday 11 September the ICC Board will gather at the same location to discuss the issue of the ICC Champions Trophy, which was to be held in Pakistan from 12-28 September and unanimously postponed because of security concerns held by several of the participating teams.
The ICC Board will consider views of the CEC and seek to chart a course towards the successful staging of the event in 2009.
A media conference will be held at the conclusion of business on 11 September, also at the Grosvenor House Hotel, and details of the timing and exact location of that conference will be announced in due course.
Among the items for discussion on the CEC agenda are the following: ICC Champions Trophy 2008, the Future Tours Programme post-2012.The key considerations for both the ICC Board and the CEC were and are:
All three formats of international cricket should be protected and promoted with Test cricket identified as the pinnacle of the sport
The "icon" Test series must be protected
ICC should look at ways of taking greater central "ownership" of international cricket outside its events or at least providing for more consistency in marketing/promotion
The concept of a Test Championship and/or play-off should be explored further
The CEC will also receive a report on the trial of the Umpire Decision Review System, which took place in the recent Sri Lanka versus India Test series.