Jay Shah, the BCCI secretary, has been appointed to the ICC Cricket Committee as a Member Board Representative, while Mahela Jayawardene has been reappointed as the Past Player Representative. Other important decisions were also made at the ICC Board Meeting in Dubai. The CEC agreed, in keeping with a recent suggestion by the ICC Men’s Cricket Committee, that when travel limitations are eased, more neutral match officials should be used, building on the success of the employment of local umpires.
- In Tests, one neutral and one home umpire will be permitted beginning in the 2022-23 season, while home umpires will be permitted in ODIs and T20s.
- Based on the recent decision to increase the ICC Women’s Championship to ten teams, the ICC Board approved a recommendation that Associate Member women’s teams be granted ODI status, allowing them to compete in global qualifying events based on ODI rankings.
- The ICC Board of Directors agreed that South Africa will host the inaugural ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup in January of next year, among other decisions. The competition will feature 16 teams and 41 matches.
- The eight-team ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup qualification process was also revealed. At the conclusion of the 22-25 ICC Women’s Championship, the host team, as well as the next five highest-placed teams, will automatically qualify .
- The remaining two teams will be determined by a worldwide qualifying tournament that will include the four lowest-ranked countries in the IWC as well as two teams from the ODI rankings.
- The ICC men’s T20 World Cup 2024 qualification road has also been established, with 12 teams qualifying automatically.
The top eight teams from the 2022 tournament will be joined by the two host countries, the West Indies and the United States, as well as the next highest-ranked teams on the MRF ICC Men’s Rankings Men’s T20 rankings table as of November 14, 2022.
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