On Sunday, there were a lot of debates and discussions at the ICC’s meeting.
First on this list was Ramiz Raja’s four-nation series proposal which was declined politely by the ICC.
The reason given was a lack of space as the Future Tours Programme is full and the board would like to continue with the same.
Ramiz Raja was quite hopeful but the ICC dashed it all.
Second, on the agenda was the question of Test cricket for Women. This proposal has been given to all the member boards to decide what they want.
They can either have 4-day or 5-day matches but it is not a viable option in the current scenario.
Additionally, the ICC has decided to give ODI status to a number of associate nations so that they can qualify for global events through ODI rankings in women’s cricket.
The third issue on the table was the Afghanistan question. Mirwais Ashraf has been appointed as the ACB’s representative to the ICC.
Also, Afghanistan has also assured that it will work towards women’s cricket. ACB will prepare and give its full report to ICC in a short while.
And lastly, it was the discussion on having more neutral umpires for Tests and home umpires for shorter games.
Finally, South Africa has welcomed the prospect to host ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup in 2023 which will be the inaugural tournament.
It will be a 16-team, 41-match tournament set to be played in January.