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World Cricket committee

Established in April 2006, MCC’s World Cricket committee is an independent body comprised of current and former international cricketers and umpires from across the globe.

Meeting twice yearly to discuss the prevalent issues in the game, MCC’s World Cricket committee acts as a complementary body to ICC and its constituent nations. Mike Gatting is the current Chairman of the committee and the current members in full can be found here.

The MCC World Cricket committee last met at Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th January 2018.

Its key findings were:

• Rewarding players properly is vital to the future of Test Match cricket

• Test Championship key to help safeguard the future of Test cricket

• BCCI strongly urged to support cricket in the Olympics

• Player associations should become more involved in reporting of corruption

• Women's cricket must seize momentum following successful World Cup

• Better educational materials needed to highlight dangers of concussion

• World Test Championship requires standardisation of DRS technology

• MCC to review overseas tours strategy to maximise support for developing nations

• Suspending play in extreme heat is within the Laws

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The next meeting will take place at Lord's in August 2018.

All Members have been invited to sit on the committee because of their involvement in playing, administering, writing or broadcasting on the game:

The committee is empowered to conduct research, particularly into technological advances and bio-mechanical elements of the game and its players. MCC supports this work with its increasing investment into research and development.

The aims of MCC’s World Cricket committee are:

• to debate all matters in the interests of cricket and cricketers;

• to consider at all times the balance of the contest between bat and ball and to assist MCC’s custodianship of the Laws of the Game;

• to protect the Spirit of Cricket; and

• to be sure that governing body decisions never put cash or country interests before the good of the game.


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