The ICC is preparing to impose tougher sanctions for the proliferation of T20 leagues

SINGAPORE: A closer look at the proliferation of Twenty20 and T10 leagues around the world will be the key issue on the table when the International Cricket Council (ICC) begins a series of meetings, starting on Tuesday.

The threat of corruption in football has increased with many ICC members who have followed the IPL, rich in money, by creating their own T20 leagues. Afghanistan is the latest to join the T20 movement and its league is continuing in the United Arab Emirates.

After the exponential growth of the T20 format, the ICC must now also occupy the T10 league which was approved by the global body last year.

Prior to the meeting, Geoff Allardice, Chief Cricket Officer at the ICC, acknowledged the risk of multiplying league lists.

"One of the things we'll be discussing at our next week's meeting is regulation, sanctioning events and releasing players (for leagues)," said Allardice.

"So you look at all the documentation and ownership structures, and how the league is going to be funded, etc., and then you give your approval."

ICC approval for the T20 leagues will be harder to get, said Allardice.

"It will not be just an open door for any promoter, I think it will be a bit harder to get sanctions in the future and any tournament would require both the support of the country and the country." Origin and the ICC, "he added. .

The conditions for the first edition of the World Test Champions, which will begin after the ODI 2019 World Cup, will be among the points to be discussed at the meeting of October 16 and 20.

"The points structure for the Test Championships needs to be put in. Another problem will be the inclusion of cricket in the 2028 Olympics, which was also discussed at the last meeting," said a source. of the BCCI.

It will also be the first time that Indra Nooyi, former CEO of PepsiCo, will attend the meeting as the first woman independent director of ICC.

India will be represented by Acting Secretary of BCCI, Amitabh Choudhary, after the Director General of the Board of Directors, Rahul Johri, was forced to withdraw from the meeting after the Board of Directors (CoA) rejected his request for additional time to explain the allegations of sexual harassment that had been made to him.

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