Coronavirus impact: ICC indefinitely defers board meeting

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The International Cricket Council has reportedly canceled the four-day meeting of the chief executives and the member boards in wake of the prevailing Coronavirus threat and travel restrictions.

The world governing body for the sport, according to national daily Times of India, has decided to defer the meeting indefinitely and the member boards have been appraised about the development.

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The meeting now might not take place before the Annual General Body in June. That means incumbent ICC chairman Shashank Manohar might not attend another meeting of the ICC Executive Board now, the paper has reported quoting sources.

Manohar had already announced that he would not seek another term as the ICC chairman even as he is still eligible to contest for the post.

“If at all he had come for the March meeting, and that’s a big “if”, it would have anyways been his last meeting, considering he himself doesn’t want to continue. But now that the meeting is not happening, it should be a final goodbye from him,” the daily has quoted sources as saying.

Earlier, the Asian Cricket Council meeting in Dubai was also deferred indefinitely. The ACC among other business had to decide on the venue of the Asia Cup Cricket as India won’t be participating if the event were hosted by the Pakistan Cricket Board, who hold the rights to host the continental tournament.

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