The ICC has reverted to using the Super Over to determine a winner in case of a tie in the 2015 World Cup final, a playing condition that was in place for the 2011 final but had been scrapped in the lead up to the tournament in Australia and New Zealand.
At its board meeting in Dubai, the ICC also approved an amendment to its Code of Conduct application, providing relief to captains who are carrying minor over-rate offences leading into the World Cup. All captains will enter the World Cup with a clean slate, and this application has been extended to include all ICC events in the future.
"They [captains] will only be suspended from playing in an ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 match if over-rate offences are committed during the event," the ICC said. "Any over-rate 'strikes' incurred prior to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be carried forward to the first bilateral series after the event."
The ICC also confirmed venues and dates for its events until 2019 as follows:
The ICC also said there were no reports of drug violations in 2014. "Of the 1,210 drug tests conducted across domestic and international cricket in the year 2014, none resulted in any violation. While two violations were reported in 2014, these resulted from domestic tests conducted in late 2013."