Contentious Umpires Call to be discussed at the meeting
ICC Meeting – T20 World Cup in India: The all-powerful International Cricket Council (ICC) board meeting is scheduled for March 30. The two big items on the agenda will be the controversial issue of the referee appeal and the future of CEO Manu Sawhney.
Managing Director Manu Sawhney is currently on leave after an internal investigation found him “abrasive” in his behavior towards the employees of the organization.
The ICC Board of Directors will also provide an update on preparations for the World T20 scheduled for India.
ICC meeting: Call for contentious arbitrators to be discussed during the meeting
The controversial referee call, which has been criticized as confusing by Indian captain Virat Kohli, will be discussed by the ICC cricket committee chaired by Anil Kumble in a series of meetings at the global governing body of cricket which kicks off later this week.
The all-powerful board meeting is scheduled for March 30, the day the future of CEO Manu Sawhney will also be up for discussion.
Sawhney is currently on leave after an internal investigation found him “abrasive” in his behavior towards the employees of the organization.
“There is quarterly ICC starting at the end of the week. Before that, the call of the referees will come for discussion. There is also a business leaders meeting followed by the board meeting, ” said a senior official on one of the main boards.
While Kohli, after some questionable appeals from the referees, said the rule is “confusing” and LBWs should be decided solely on whether the ball hits the stumps, even if this is marginal.
However, ICC has always maintained that the ball hitting the stumps is not as linear as it seems.
“The ball tracking technology as well as Hawk Eye is a Hawk and you also have to factor in the percentage of error. The ICC Cricket committee always makes decisions based on discussions with all stakeholders. When the recommendation of the cricket committee was sent to the board for approval, the BCCI was also among the members who agreed. “ said a source familiar with the developments.
There is, however, speculation about an icy relationship between former head coach Kumble and skipper Kohli when they worked together in the national team.
The Kumble-led committee, which changed the point system of the World Testing Championship, did not perform well with the Indian team simply slipping from first to third when the percentage point system went downhill. been introduced.
Coach Ravi Shastri and Kohli both criticized the rule change, even though the team performed well enough to advance to the World Test Championship final.
The future of Sawhney, who is currently on indefinite leave, will be discussed by the board.
While Sawhney has a few supporters on the board, the majority of influential cricket boards want him ousted.
That he repeatedly threatened to withdraw the World Cup from India, wanted a bid process to decide whether to host ICC tournaments, in addition to the flagship events each year, were against him.