ICC Chief Executives' Committee to meet in Cape Town next week

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Dubai, Dec.5 : The ICC Chief Executives' Committee (CEC) will convene in Cape Town on Sunday for one of its four meetings per year.

The two-day gathering, held at the Westin Grand Hotel on December 7 and 8, 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 January meeting.

A media conference will be held at the conclusion of business on December 8, also at the Westin Grand 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:

Future Tours Programme post-2012

With the current FTP due to conclude in May 2012, the concept of an alternative structure to bilateral tours, including an enhanced Test championship, was discussed by both the CEC and the ICC Board during meetings in Dubai in June/July and again in September.

Further to those discussions and subsequent feedback provided by ICC Members to the ICC's management, this work-in-progress will continue to receive attention during the course of this CEC meeting.

There will also be a general discussion on the promotion and protection of Test cricket.

ICC Code of Conduct

CEC will be updated on the situation regarding proposed amendments to the Code of Conduct, specifically to do with Levels 3 and 4 charges being referred to an independent legally qualified adjudicator.

Anti-Corruption and Security Unit

There will be a discussion relating to expanding the role of the ACSU in liaising and managing safety, security and terrorism intelligence matters with independent security consultants/agencies and to advise the ICC Chief Executive and Board on all matters relating to safety and security at ICC events and possibly bilateral commitments.

Strategy workshop

On day two of the meeting there will be a lengthy strategy workshop aimed at starting a process to establish a number of key aims, objectives and challenges that will then feed into other decision-making forums including the ICC Board. The idea is to help all the Members, as well as the ICC itself, to shape their long-term thinking and plans in a cohesive and mutually beneficial way.

The issues that will be discussed during this workshop will include the long-term landscape of cricket, business models for growing the game and learning lessons from the past.

The CEC comprises the chief executives of the 10 Test-playing Members and three representatives from ICC Associate Members. It is chaired by the ICC Chief Executive. The ICC President and the Chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee will also be in attendance.

ANI

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