More power, bigger role for match refs?
In one of the several fallouts of the Oval Test fiasco, the role and jurisdiction of the match referee would be reviewed at a two-day meeting of the ICC Chief Executives Committee starting here on Thursday.
The members of the CEC would discuss whether the match referee should be made responsible for making decisions on the termination of a match.
The Oval Test events were discussed at length by the Executive Board at its last meeting held in Mumbai on November 3-4 last year and one of the recommendations approved by the Board was that management should prepare a paper for the CEC Meeting, evaluating and reviewing the role of the match referee.
"The members of the CEC will now be asked to consider whether the match referee should be responsible for making decisions on the termination of a match," the ICC said in a press release.
Their recommendation will be presented to the ICC Board for a final decision in March.