ICC Board Meeting: 'All agenda items' including fate of T20 World Cup deferred till June 10

WION Web Team New Delhi, India May 28, 2020, 08.10 PM(IST)

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The much-talked-about International Cricket Council (ICC) Board meeting took place via teleconference on Thursday with all agenda items deferred until June 10 following a discussion, headed by ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar, around the issue of “confidentiality”. 

The much-talked-about International Cricket Council (ICC) Board meeting took place via teleconference on Thursday with all agenda items deferred until June 10 following a discussion, headed by ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar, around the issue of “confidentiality”. 

A number of ICC Board members had raised their voice surrounding the issues recently and came to a conclusion that it requires immediate attention to ensure the sanctity and confidentiality of Board matters with highest standards of governance. 

During the ICC Board meeting, a unanimous decision was taken to initiate an independent investigation led by ICC’s Ethics Officer while being supported by global experts. On investigation, the Board will be updated by the ICC CEO at their next meeting scheduled on June 10.

Meanwhile, the ICC management will continue with their discussions with stakeholders surrounding the contingency plan amid the ever-changing situation caused by the COVID-19.

ICC’s statement in full regarding Board meeting on Thursday:

“The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board met via teleconference today with all agenda items deferred until 10 June 2020 following a discussion, led by Chairman Shashank Manohar, around the issue of confidentiality,” the ICC statement read.

“A number of Board members had raised their concerns over this issue recently and felt it required immediate attention to ensure the sanctity and confidentiality of Board matters in line with the highest standards of governance.

“There was unanimous agreement to immediately initiate an independent investigation led by the ICC’s Ethics Officer and supported by global experts. The Board will be updated on this by the ICC CEO at its next meeting on 10 June 2020.

“The Board also requested the ICC management continue with their discussions with stakeholders in exploring various contingency options in light of the rapidly changing public health situation caused by the COVID 19 virus,” it added.