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ICL to be discussed at ICC Board meeti n Perth

The ICL will know on Sunday whether they will get the official status after the ICC discusses their request for recognition in its Executive Board meeting starting on Saturday.

cricket Updated: Jan 29, 2009 15:32 IST

The Indian Cricket League will know on Sunday whether they will get the official status after the International Cricket Council (ICC) discusses their request for recognition in its Executive Board meeting starting on Saturday.

Many international players, who have aligned with the ICL floated by Subash Chandra-owned Zee Telefilms, have been banned by their respective Boards for appearing in the 'rebel League'.

Pakistan and Bangladesh were worst hit as more than a dozen players from the former and at least 10 from the latter chose to play in the ICL at the risk of their international career.

"The ICC Board will gather in Perth on January 31 and February 1 for the first of the four meetings it holds in a year. The ICC Board will discuss the ICL's application to be approved by the ICC," said an ICC statement issued on Thursday.

Other issues that have been placed for discussion at the weekend meeting include "Zimbabwe, Future Tours Programme post-2012 and ICC Champions Trophy 2009."

A task team, headed by Julian Hunte, the President of the West Indies Cricket Board, will present an interim report to the ICC Board on the state of affairs in the Zimbabwe cricket

"This follows a visit to Zimbabwe by Dr Hunte and ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat in November last year."

The ICC Board will also discuss preparations for the Champions Trophy 2009, due to take place in September/October. The ICC Executive Board had agreed at its October 2008 meeting that the event would take place between September 24 and October 5, 2009 and would be played in just one city.

The high-profile event was postponed due to security concerns in Pakistan last year.

Also on the table would be the issue of Test championship.

"With some members expressing reservations about the idea of an enhanced Test championship, the ICC Board will discuss a way forward in the process of developing a fixtures model, given the current FTP is due to finish in May 2012," the release added.

The ICC Board consists of the chairman or president from each of the 10 Full Members plus three Associate Member representatives.

Also present at ICC Board meetings is the ICC President, who chairs proceedings, the ICC Chief Executive and the ICC Vice-President, as well as, by invitation of the President, the ICC Principal Advisor.