ICC Board to discuss umpire decision review system

October 12th, 2008 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS  

Dubai, Oct 12 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) board will meet here Tuesday to discuss a host of issues, including the umpire decision review system in Tests.Among other issues on the agenda of the two-day meeting are the Future Tours Programme (FTP) post-2012 and fresh dates in 2009 for the postponed ICC Champions Trophy.

The ICC Board will review a report on the umpire decision review system, which was trialled during the Sri Lanka-India Test series earlier this year.

If it deems it appropriate, the Board will nominate four series for further trials of the system between now and the meeting of the ICC’s Cricket Committee, due to take place in April-May next year, ICC said in a statement.

The idea of further trials would be to provide exposure to the system for as many match referees, umpires and players as possible before arriving at a decision on whether it should be implemented permanently.

With the current FTP due to finish in May 2012, the ICC Board will discuss further the concept of an alternative structure to bilateral tours, including the possibility of an enhanced Test championship.

The ICC Chief Executive will present an option to the ICC Board on how the Champions Trophy, postponed from Sept 2008, can be slotted into the FTP in 2009.

ICC President David Morgan will also report to the Board on his discussions with Subhash Chandra of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited concerning the Indian Cricket League.

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