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ICC Board meets to discuss umpire review system, ICL

Umpire review system, possibility of an "enhanced" Test championship and ICL's impending plea for recognition will top the agenda when the ICC Board gathers here for a two-day meeting starting on Monday.

cricket Updated: Oct 13, 2008 12:21 IST

Umpire review system, possibility of an "enhanced" Test championship and Indian Cricket League's impending plea for recognition will top the agenda when the ICC Board gathers here for a two-day meeting starting on Monday.

The ICC Board will review a report on the umpire decision review system, which was put on trial during the India-Sri Lanka Test series earlier this year.

"If it deems it appropriate, the Board will nominate four series for further trials of the system between now and the meeting of the ICC's Cricket Committee, due to take place in April/May next year," the governing body said in a statement.

Besides, the Board will also consider revamping the Future Tours Programme after the current FTP ends in 2012.

"With the current FTP due to finish in May 2012, the ICC Board will discuss the concept of an alternative structure to bilateral tours, including the possibility of an enhanced Test championship.

"The concept is something that has been previously looked into by both the Chief Executives' Committee and the ICC Board during meetings in Dubai in June/July and September," the ICC said.

The postponed Champions Trophy in Pakistan would also be on the agenda and ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat will brief the Board on how the event can be slotted into the FTP next year.

The ICL's plea for recognition will also be discussed with ICC President David Morgan scheduled to report to the Board on his discussions with the rebel league's owner Subhash Chandra.