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 Brearley is the current Chairman of the committee.
The latest meeting of the WCC took place at Lord's on Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 July, when proposals to implement bat size limitations were discussed. A report into this matter which had been commissioned at the previous meeting was looked at, which concluded that bat size was having a big impact on the balance between bat and ball. The belief was also aired strongly that cricket should be an Olympic sport.
The next meeting will take place in India in December, with the precise dates and location to be announced in due course.
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.