ICC may end 99-year association with Lord’s

April 25th, 2008 - 7:15 am ICT by admin  

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) may have to end its 99-year association with Lord’s as the world body is considering to hold its annual conference for the first time at its headquarters in Dubai in June. ICC, which shifted headquarters to Dubai from Lord’s in 2005, is thinking of hosting the annual meeting in the Middle East city because Zimbabwe Cricket Board president Peter Chingoka might not get visa to visit England, it was reported by the Cricinfo website Thursday.

The website reported that the decision to consider abandoning London as the host venue was taken by the majority of the ICC executive board at the opening of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Bangalore last week after Chingoka said his attempts to obtain a British visa had been blocked.

A formal announcement on the venue of the annual conference is expected in the next few days.

The annual ICC conference has been held at Lord’s since the first meeting in 1909.

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