ICC. Image: Twitter

The members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) board will be meeting in Birmingham on July 25 and 26 to discuss the upcoming events in world cricket.

According to a report by India Today, sources close to the development confirmed that the members will be meeting on the sidelines of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 and also discuss the Future Tours Programmer for the 2024-2031 cycle. Apart from the events, the board members will concentrate on the elections of the ICC chairman as current chair Greg Barclay’s tenure will finish at the end of October.

Greg Barclay
Greg Barclay. Credits: RCB

Cricket at Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022

The Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 will introduce cricket with Women’s T20 International competition. The tournament will be held between July 29 and August 8, where eight teams will participate and will be divided into two groups – four teams in each.

India, Australia, Pakistan and Barbados are clubbed in Grou A while New Zealand, South Africa, England and Sri Lanka will play each other in Group B.

PCB to challenge BCCI’s proposal to extend IPL window

The Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 will also be one of the cards of the members and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will propose the IPL window extension for two and a half months to other members. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja will propose a three-nation tournament in the meeting.

Raja had last week decided to challenge BCCI’s potential proposal to extend its cash-rich league duration to two and a half months.

“There has been no announcement or decision as yet on the IPL window being increased. I will give my views on this issue at the ICC conference,” Raja said during a media conference in Lahore on June 24. 

PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja
PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja. Image Credits: Twitter

“My point is clear: if there is any development in world cricket that means we are being short-changed, we will challenge it in a very forceful manner and put our point across strongly in the ICC,” he added.

BCCI bagged a lucrative deal of the IPL media rights for the next cycle (2023-2027) for a whopping sum of INR INR 48,390 crore for various categories of broadcasting the T20 matches.

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