All agenda items, including the fate of the T20 World Cup, that were set to be discussed at the ICC board meeting on Thursday have been deferred until June 10.
ICC chairman Shashank Manohar chaired Thursday’s board meeting (Reuters Photo)
- The ICC said all agenda items that were set to be discussed on Friday are deferred
- ICC to initiate an independent investigation into matter of confidentiality
- ICC board to meet next on June 10 for further discussions
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday said all agenda items at the governing body’s board meeting have been deferred until 10 June 2020 after members raised the issue of confidentiality.
All eyes were on the crucial ICC Board meeting as the apex body of world cricket, among other things, was set to discuss the contingency plans for T20 World Cup as its fate was uncertain due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in Australia from October 18 to November 15.
The ICC Board met via teleconference today with all agenda items deferred until 10 June 2020 following a discussion, led by Chairman Shashank Manohar, around the issue of confidentiality.
A number of Board members had raised their concerns over this issue recently and felt it required immediate attention to ensure the sanctity and confidentiality of Board matters in line with the highest standards of governance.
There was unanimous agreement to immediately initiate an independent investigation led by the ICC’s Ethics Officer and supported by global experts. The Board will be updated on this by the ICC CEO at its next meeting on 10 June 2020.
The Board also requested the ICC management continue with their discussions with stakeholders in exploring various contingency options in light of the rapidly changing public health situation caused by the Covid 19 virus.