ICC news June 26, 2011

No major issues discussed on opening day

ESPNcricinfo staff

The ICC's five-day annual conference got off to a tepid start in Hong Kong, with none of the crucial issues - the Decision Review System, constitutional amendments regarding governance, or Associate involvement in the 2015 World cup - being discussed on the opening day. Instead, the first day of meetings contained a presentation on the ICC's rankings system and discussions on playing conditions.

The major issues up for debate on Monday, June 27, are the Future Tours Programme and whether the DRS should be implemented mandatorily in international cricket.

The ICC annual conference begins with a meeting of the chief executives committee on June 26 and 27, followed by the executive board meeting, on June 28 and 29, and the full council meeting on June 30.

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  • Bheem on June 27, 2011, 8:41 GMT

    @teletnt...Hawkeye is used in Tennis only for a line decision... in or out, based on the actual point of landing. In cricket, it goes far beyond by predicting the ball path. The equivalent of the Tennis application would be using Hawkeye to only judge if the ball landed in line with the stumps, and if it hit the pad in line with the stumps. Please also read Sid Monga's excellent discussion (on the home page) on the need to refine UDRS further, rather than getting lost in India-bashing.

  • Dummy4 on June 27, 2011, 8:41 GMT

    Hopefully ICC will let 4 or 6 Associate team to play 2015 cricket world cup. It can help to improve cricket all over the world.

  • Brad on June 27, 2011, 8:04 GMT

    "The major issues up for debate on Monday, June 27, are the Future Tours Programme and whether the DRS should be implemented mandatorily in international cricket."

    If the FTP draft is going to be spoken about today, where does the FTP draft released yesterday come from?

  • khurram on June 27, 2011, 7:50 GMT

    for DRS use the technology to know its faults and rectify them. if u are not using it u never know what flaws are there. for Rotation policy: ok if icc want to chnage but give each nation 1 turn. its not fair that some has got benifit & now when turn of other came u r changing.about govt involvment its good. but why evrybody thinks its only pakistans problem?in pak presidnt only apoints cheif nothing else. what about bangladesh,SL,zimbabwe where boards are directly under sports ministry & minister.

  • Rajesh on June 27, 2011, 7:46 GMT

    Guys- Hawkeye is a hypothetical technology. DRS based on Hawkeye is hpyothesis over hypothesis. We saw the ludicrous use of it in the world cup by Billy Bowden. Technology if used should be flawless( like the 3rd umpire who assists in run out, stumping etc) . Maybe the BCCI bosses must have got offended to Aussies not giving the Hot Spot Technology. So be it and let us do things manually as being done for hundreds of years now. Let the quality of umpiring improve and let them not be too dependent on technology to assist them

  • Dummy4 on June 27, 2011, 7:46 GMT

    This is going to sound stupid and absurd to a lot of people. Take it with a pinch of salt though. How about the UDRS is implemented, but we get rid of umpires totally? All one would really need is a third umpire at that point. All this 'referral' and 'well timed call' is total bullshit that only serves to give more ad time, while we sit at home and wait for the decision. Implementing new technology is always good, and I am a supporter of the UDRS, but notice that it's a system that disproves umpiring decisions. So everytime an umpire gets one wrong, he should be fined a portion of his match fee. If its good for players it should be good for officials too. If they make more than a certain number of errors in a match, they should undergo a competency hearing. Such drastic changes should be made, and the use of UDRS should be mandatory for every decision, and not just a few decisions, because that is not how the game of cricket is played. If one decision can be changed, all of them can.

  • nagendra on June 27, 2011, 7:32 GMT

    As we all know that BCCI offfice bearers are a law to themselves sitting on the the riches created by Indian public.There is ulterior motive of not going for the latest technolgy which they should come out. The best thing to cricket will be for ICC to pass the resolution by brutal majority just to show where selfish office beares of BCCI stands

  • Dummy4 on June 27, 2011, 7:00 GMT

    Since when has an infra red camera been military technology? Infra red cameras are commercially available. That is all hotspot is, an infra red camera pickin up the heat signature of the impact between bat and ball.

  • Nilantha on June 27, 2011, 6:26 GMT

    @mrmmj- your comments about udrs reviews being a reason not to use it are strange? Don't blame the tech for the restriction put on it by the icc or teams that don't know how to use it. It should be mandatory in all tests and odi matches,simple as that.

  • Siddharth on June 27, 2011, 5:36 GMT

    Irelnd deserve test status and more international matches...come on icc

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