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Clarke to address World Cricket committee

Mike Brearley (left) and Majid Khan
Mike Brearley (left) and Majid Khan

England & Wales Cricket Board Chairman Giles Clarke to take questions from the committee and present on the restructure of ICC during a meeting of the MCC's World Cricket committee at Lord's next week.

The meeting, held in the Committee Room at Lord’s on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 July, will also see Ehsan Mani and David Richardson also presenting on the subject of ICC restructure.

This will be the last meeting for members Steve Waugh and Majid Khan, who complete their current cycles on the committee on 1 October.

Sourav Ganguly has already been confirmed as the newest member of the committee and will join in time for the next meeting, with more incoming members to be announced imminently.

Among the main items on the agenda are:

ICC Restructure

Giles Clarke (England & Wales Cricket Board Chairman), David Richardson (ICC Chief Executive) and Ehsan Mani (ex-ICC President) will present to the committee on the recent ICC restructure. The committee will also have the opportunity to put questions to them.

Women’s Cricket

England Women’s captain Charlotte Edwards will lead a discussion about the next steps in the women’s game including the development of professional contracts for women, and the proposed International Women’s Championship.  

Laws & Playing Regulations

John Stephenson (MCC Head of Cricket) and Fraser Stewart (MCC Cricket Academy Manager) will present on numerous issues including the prospect of day/night Tests played with pink cricket balls, the size of cricket bats and illegal bowling actions.

Pepsi Indian Premier League issues

Rahul Dravid and John Stephenson will address the various issues facing the Pepsi Indian Premier League after the seventh tournament this year. They will also discuss the link between the competition and the MCC Spirit of Cricket initiative.

Cricket in Pakistan

In his final MCC World Cricket committee meeting, Majid Khan will present on the state of cricket in Pakistan and steps being taken to repair the damage done by the 2009 terrorist attack in Lahore.

Other matters

The meeting will also include an update on developments in China and Zimbabwe as well as the issues facing Associate countries since the ICC restructure. There will also be a discussion on corruption in world cricket.

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