The International Cricket Council (ICC) had scheduled to host a meeting of Chief Executive Committee (CEC) on Thursday, April 23, via conference call. The meeting was attended by 12 CEOs of the Full Members and three Associate Representatives and provided an opportunity for the CEC to collectively consider the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sport.
In a statement released by ICC said, “During the call, the CEOs of the 12 Full Members and three Associate representatives confirmed their full commitment to work in partnership to address the challenges the sport will face in the coming weeks and months. The meeting heard updates from all attendees regarding the current situation in their own countries.”
There was also discussion to review the Future Tour Programs (FTP) and also rescheduling the series that has been postponed due to coronavirus.
“There was agreement that the disrupted FTP programme would need to be collectively reviewed through to 2023 with a view to rescheduling as much of the cricket that has been postponed due to COVID-19 as possible,” statement added.
After the CEC meeting, ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said: “I am grateful to my fellow CEOs for their clear commitment to a unified approach to steering cricket through this pandemic. We will work in partnership for the best outcomes for the sport in relation to both ICC events and bilateral cricket.”
“We agreed on the importance of taking well informed, responsible decisions in relation to the resumption of international cricket. The complexities involved in being able to stage ICC global events are extensive to ensure we protect the health and safety of everyone involved and they will be carefully considered before any decisions are arrived at in the best interests of the game,” he concluded.