The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will support the implementation of the Umpires Decision Review System but oppose the proposal to end the rotational policy with regard to Presidency at the ICC meeting starting in Hong Kong on Sunday.

India is the only country to oppose the UDRS and is set to do that again at the ICC meeting.

“We really don’t know why India is opposing the UDRS.

They must have their reasons but as far as we are concerned we are satisfied with the impact it has had so far in Test and ODI cricket and we felt the World Cup was a good example of this system working and getting better in future,” PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt told PTI before leaving for Hong Kong.

He said while there was no doubt that India was one of the strongest and most influential members of the ICC board, it was a wrong impression that it imposed its decisions on the other member countries of the Asian bloc or Pakistan just followed it suit.

“We support India where we agree with their viewpoint.

But generally we have our own independent views on decisions and I think the fact that we are not in favour of ending the rotation system of electing the ICC Chairman or having amendments in the ICC constitution to prevent complete government interference in member board affairs is testimony to this,” Butt said.

The ICC meetings will start with the Chief Executive Committee meeting on June 26 and 27, followed by the Executive Board meeting — June 28 and 29 — and the Full Council meeting on June 30.

The back-to-back meetings will discuss a number of topics, concerning the game’s future.

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