ICC quarterly meeting moved from Mumbai to Dubai

The next quarterly meeting of the International Cricket Council (ICC) has been shifted to Dubai from Mumbai. It is scheduled to be held in February, 2017.

Last year, Shiv Sena activists had prevented a meeting to take place between the then BCCI president Shashank Manohar and PCB officials.   -  Getty Images

The next quarterly meeting of the International Cricket Council (ICC) has been shifted from Mumbai to Dubai. The ICC Board and Chief Executives will meet in early February, 2017. The previous quarterly meeting was held in Cape Town, South Africa, in mid-October.

Major decisions are likely to taken at Dubai, which is also the headquarters of the ICC.

“Work continues on the future governance structure of the ICC, including the revenue sharing model, and a comprehensive proposal is expected to go to the ICC Board early in 2017,” was a statement from the ICC after the meeting in Cape Town.

Apart from the ICC and the Chief Executives Committee, all other important committees meet at quarterly conclaves.

It is possible that one of the reasons for shifting the venue was to avoid another unpleasant incident to happen in Mumbai with the presence of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) delegates for the meetings. In October, 2015, Shiv Sena party activists stormed the BCCI office at Cricket Centre, Churchgate and prevented a meeting between the then BCCI President Shashank Manohar and the PCB officials Shaharyar Khan and Najam Sethi. The two boards were to discuss resumption of bilateral ties.

The ICC’s working group, nominated by the ICC, had met for two days in Adelaide last week.