ICC board meets in Johannesburg on 6 October

MUMBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) board will gather in Johannesburg on 6 and 7 October for one of the four scheduled meetings it holds in a year.

Among the main items on the agenda are the following:

Future Tours Programme post-2012 : The ICC board will continue its work in formulating a Future Tours Programme (FTP) for Full Member international cricket after 2012. As part of that process, it will consider a draft FTP presented by the ICC Chief Executives’ Committee and look at ways in which greater context can be given to Test, ODI and T20I cricket.

Development : The board will receive an update on the Pepsi ICC Development Programme and will specifically hear from ICC Principal Advisor IS Bindra on the latest on the work currently underway to promote cricket in the United States and China.

Promotion of Test cricket : The board will consider ways and means to further promote Test cricket, the pinnacle of the game.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 : The board will consider the seedings and groupings for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, which will take place in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Task team updates : The board will hear updates from a number of task teams, including those charged with looking into the areas of Zimbabwe, Pakistan and general security around international cricket.

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