ICC June 30, 2008

ICC's creditability goes on the line

What is the point of the ICC

What is the point of the ICC? The question will be answered this week when its annual conference takes place in Dubai, writes Mike Atherton in the Times.

Despite the pressure from England and South Africa, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has yet to indicate that it favours action against Zimbabwe, and because a two-thirds majority is needed for any such action, it is inconceivable that anything could happen without its say-so. The BCCI said over the weekend that only a directive from the Indian Government would force the issue ... Zimbabwe will grab the headlines, but an equally important matter is how cricket moves forward after the Twenty20 revolution.

George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo