ICC annual conference 2014 June 28, 2014

Nepal, Netherlands get T20 international status

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Netherlands and Nepal, who took part in the 2014 World T20, have been granted Twenty20 international status by the ICC board at the annual conference in Melbourne. The other Associates that have T20I status by virtue of having ODI status are Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Ireland, Scotland, Papua New Guinea and UAE.

The ICC board also confirmed the USA Cricket Association (USACA), and not its rival body the American Cricket Federation, as its recognised member in the USA. Oman Cricket was made the 38th Associate Member of the ICC, while Brunei was suspended as an Affiliate and Tonga was removed as an Affiliate Member for not complying with ICC norms.

The changes to international playing conditions that were passed by the ICC's Cricket Committee and approved by the Chief Executives Committee will come into effect from October 1 this year.

In Test cricket, a bowler who has spent time off the field will be allowed to resume bowling after he has either spent the same period of time on the field or he has been back on the field for 30 overs, whichever occurs first. The trial of allowing an 80-over top-up of DRS reviews will be extended for another 12 months. In Twenty20 internationals, teams will now have 85 minutes to complete an innings, instead of 80. The ICC board endorsed the recommendation that international venues must be set up to their maximum possible boundary dimensions to help maintain balance between bat and the ball.

The board also passed the CEC recommendation that members must sign all bilateral agreements through to 2023 before the next ICC meeting in October. The ICC board "expressed satisfaction that there was now more certainty around long-term scheduling with a reasonable balance between home and away matches for all ten teams as well as between the three formats."

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  • Sadip on June 30, 2014, 2:58 GMT

    Thanks to ICC for providing Nepal T-20 international status....We all Nepalese are proud of our team and would like to thanks ICC for such a support..!!

  • Bob100 on June 29, 2014, 16:47 GMT

    It's a very good news for all nepalese fans, we are very proud of it,,,,, i hope icc will provide more opportunities for nepali cricketers so that we can improve the level of our game,,,,,,,,,,,, good luck NEPAL

  • on June 29, 2014, 12:32 GMT

    good news for us totally thanks goes to icc we are very proud

  • on June 29, 2014, 10:34 GMT

    What a great news for Nepali Cricket even in a difficult situation. Now times came to forget all past and start with new hope and best dream. Congratulation to all Nepali fan and people.

  • on June 29, 2014, 10:33 GMT

    Lots of teams have got T20 status and these teams can play international T20's wih Test teams and so called regular teams this is good from the ICC...............

  • on June 29, 2014, 4:10 GMT

    good news, but icc should have given odi status too to netherlands. netherlands is 1 of the few associate teams who can beat the big teams in odis, and keeping them away from odi status when teams like uae & hong kong have odi status makes no sense at all

    also, nepal must be given a way to get odi status before 2018. icc shouldn't keep a cricket crazy country away from odi cricket. nepal, have shown that they deserve odi status too by beating uae & hong kong (both odi status teams) in the recent acc premier league

  • on June 28, 2014, 19:38 GMT

    really good news for us totally thanks goes to icc we are very proud moment

  • snbirdi on June 28, 2014, 18:46 GMT

    First great move by the Big Three take-over. Lots more to come. So proud of India, Eng and Aus finally leading this great game towards greatness. Well done gentlemen

  • on June 28, 2014, 16:00 GMT

    Tons of thanks to Lankan Lions who helped Nepal in their every possible ways

  • on June 28, 2014, 15:44 GMT

    Nealese were hungrier for this achievement. It is the first step towards our victorious journey. Icc should grant chance for Nepalese cricket to join with test playing nation for t-20 friendly match.

  • Sadip on June 30, 2014, 2:58 GMT

    Thanks to ICC for providing Nepal T-20 international status....We all Nepalese are proud of our team and would like to thanks ICC for such a support..!!

  • Bob100 on June 29, 2014, 16:47 GMT

    It's a very good news for all nepalese fans, we are very proud of it,,,,, i hope icc will provide more opportunities for nepali cricketers so that we can improve the level of our game,,,,,,,,,,,, good luck NEPAL

  • on June 29, 2014, 12:32 GMT

    good news for us totally thanks goes to icc we are very proud

  • on June 29, 2014, 10:34 GMT

    What a great news for Nepali Cricket even in a difficult situation. Now times came to forget all past and start with new hope and best dream. Congratulation to all Nepali fan and people.

  • on June 29, 2014, 10:33 GMT

    Lots of teams have got T20 status and these teams can play international T20's wih Test teams and so called regular teams this is good from the ICC...............

  • on June 29, 2014, 4:10 GMT

    good news, but icc should have given odi status too to netherlands. netherlands is 1 of the few associate teams who can beat the big teams in odis, and keeping them away from odi status when teams like uae & hong kong have odi status makes no sense at all

    also, nepal must be given a way to get odi status before 2018. icc shouldn't keep a cricket crazy country away from odi cricket. nepal, have shown that they deserve odi status too by beating uae & hong kong (both odi status teams) in the recent acc premier league

  • on June 28, 2014, 19:38 GMT

    really good news for us totally thanks goes to icc we are very proud moment

  • snbirdi on June 28, 2014, 18:46 GMT

    First great move by the Big Three take-over. Lots more to come. So proud of India, Eng and Aus finally leading this great game towards greatness. Well done gentlemen

  • on June 28, 2014, 16:00 GMT

    Tons of thanks to Lankan Lions who helped Nepal in their every possible ways

  • on June 28, 2014, 15:44 GMT

    Nealese were hungrier for this achievement. It is the first step towards our victorious journey. Icc should grant chance for Nepalese cricket to join with test playing nation for t-20 friendly match.

  • on June 28, 2014, 15:38 GMT

    really good news for us nepal will show the power .

  • dulabari on June 28, 2014, 15:14 GMT

    I think a Nepali team should be included in the BPL (Bangladesh Premier League). BCB can consider this. It will be good for cricket and also from business point of view.

  • on June 28, 2014, 14:55 GMT

    Thank you so much ICC....

  • on June 28, 2014, 14:38 GMT

    I thank and congrat the respectable cricketers who got there without enough support from national officials. Hope this will trigger it. I am happier than ever. Can't thank ICC more.

  • on June 28, 2014, 13:43 GMT

    Great to See News teams Coming to INT cricket .

  • on June 28, 2014, 13:07 GMT

    a very proud moment for our country............its time to show our gorkhalis power and reistence

  • on June 28, 2014, 12:43 GMT

    A small step for cricket, a giant leap for the country. Thank you ICC and everyone who supported Nepali cricket team!

  • Sinhaya on June 28, 2014, 12:23 GMT

    Great news indeed and congratulations Netherlands and Nepal - from a Sri Lankan fan.

  • vadlamanikkk on June 28, 2014, 12:21 GMT

    warm welcome to nepal its really good news for your hardwork

  • on June 28, 2014, 12:17 GMT

    A great moment for nepalese sports. Proud.

  • on June 28, 2014, 11:43 GMT

    one step ! one day will reach the big stage.

  • on June 28, 2014, 10:30 GMT

    its obviously a very good news for all nepalese ppl and players..bt the main thing lies on board CAN...they should provide more supports to players....

  • on June 28, 2014, 10:26 GMT

    Great news for Nepalese cricket team and supporters. A new dimension is opened for Nepal. Hope, Nepal can grab this opportunity efficiently.

  • on June 28, 2014, 10:23 GMT

    What a big day for our country and hardworking our cricketers .thanks for ICC president Mr Srinibashan giving us big honors. our cricketers should proved your believe ness.thanks ICC

  • on June 28, 2014, 10:11 GMT

    congratulation 2 we all nepalease and so many thanx to icc......JAY PASHUPATINATH.... JAY NEPAL.....

  • on June 28, 2014, 10:06 GMT

    Congratulations to the two countries. A more welcoming news is stretching boundaries to maximum possible dimensions. Hopefully ICC has zero tolerance policy on this rule!

  • on June 28, 2014, 10:01 GMT

    best of luck nepali teams & paras khadka

  • on June 28, 2014, 9:48 GMT

    Now the a new door is open for Nepalese cricket team & fans.

  • on June 28, 2014, 9:13 GMT

    ok, this is very exciting news. but wondering whether nepal cricketing leaders really use it or not.

  • on June 28, 2014, 8:53 GMT

    well done Team Nepal..U deserve it..we are excieted to see with playing strong teams..we will support our team always..keep it up...best of luck for success in future..

  • on June 28, 2014, 8:29 GMT

    Great news for Nepal and Netherlands .Especially netherlands who competed with each and every team except World champions SL in the world cup .Now hoping for them to get back odi status.

  • amitdashore on June 28, 2014, 8:14 GMT

    surprised to read that netherland had ODI status! there should also be a norm that a team should get a minimum no of matches against other ODI teams, Test playing teams and home & away series. if ICC cant ensure these, then they have no right to strip off a team's international status as they r performing in one form or other.

  • on June 28, 2014, 8:07 GMT

    congratulations to all Nepalis

  • on June 28, 2014, 7:54 GMT

    really appreciate ICC for their great move to grant international status for country Nepal

  • on June 28, 2014, 7:24 GMT

    Here it comes a great News for us! Thanks ICC and Congratulations to all the players and fan of Nepali Cricket. :)

  • Cricsnake on June 28, 2014, 7:17 GMT

    A very good news. Nepal has always been very competitive team. I wish all the best for them. It's better Nepal could arrange a T20 Series against SL as Sri Lanka is the T20 champions. SL could use the chance to nurture the youngsters and Nepal would get very good experience playing with SL.

  • on June 28, 2014, 7:17 GMT

    heartfull thank's to ICC for giving nepal a new status......

  • on June 28, 2014, 6:45 GMT

    good to hear these news i am proud to be a nepali and hear a news of nepal

  • do_for_deeds on June 28, 2014, 6:40 GMT

    Very good news for Nepal, atleast now we have t20i status ,lest wake up and organise some t20 matches!

  • on June 28, 2014, 6:37 GMT

    Really excited to know the news that Nepal has received T20 status along with Netherlands. Hopefully we can get some fixtures with top ranked T20 teams. ICC should also encourage 4 days games, which will boost teams to qualify for ODI's. Hope so see international stars playing at Kirtipur ground.

  • on June 28, 2014, 6:10 GMT

    Nepal got t20 internationals status. It means Nepal can play t20 internationals with other odi status nations.

  • on June 28, 2014, 6:09 GMT

    Surely a Huge step Forward for Nepal, Though its all up to ICC Now to manage some fixtures with top Countries for Nepal, if they really want to develop cricket as a Global game, rather than Limiting on So called Power house test Nations.

  • on June 28, 2014, 6:08 GMT

    great news for Nepal........

  • on June 28, 2014, 6:07 GMT

    I really appreciate ICC for their great move to grant international status for country like nepal. Hope it will encourage country to play better in international level.

  • on June 28, 2014, 5:56 GMT

    This is very Good news for Nepali cricket when it is going through difficult phase.... T20 status granted by Icc...congrats all...

  • on June 28, 2014, 5:56 GMT

    Thank You ICC, we will prove it! :) Cheers NEPAL! :)

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  • on June 28, 2014, 5:56 GMT

    Thank You ICC, we will prove it! :) Cheers NEPAL! :)

  • on June 28, 2014, 5:56 GMT

    This is very Good news for Nepali cricket when it is going through difficult phase.... T20 status granted by Icc...congrats all...

  • on June 28, 2014, 6:07 GMT

    I really appreciate ICC for their great move to grant international status for country like nepal. Hope it will encourage country to play better in international level.

  • on June 28, 2014, 6:08 GMT

    great news for Nepal........

  • on June 28, 2014, 6:09 GMT

    Surely a Huge step Forward for Nepal, Though its all up to ICC Now to manage some fixtures with top Countries for Nepal, if they really want to develop cricket as a Global game, rather than Limiting on So called Power house test Nations.

  • on June 28, 2014, 6:10 GMT

    Nepal got t20 internationals status. It means Nepal can play t20 internationals with other odi status nations.

  • on June 28, 2014, 6:37 GMT

    Really excited to know the news that Nepal has received T20 status along with Netherlands. Hopefully we can get some fixtures with top ranked T20 teams. ICC should also encourage 4 days games, which will boost teams to qualify for ODI's. Hope so see international stars playing at Kirtipur ground.

  • do_for_deeds on June 28, 2014, 6:40 GMT

    Very good news for Nepal, atleast now we have t20i status ,lest wake up and organise some t20 matches!

  • on June 28, 2014, 6:45 GMT

    good to hear these news i am proud to be a nepali and hear a news of nepal

  • on June 28, 2014, 7:17 GMT

    heartfull thank's to ICC for giving nepal a new status......