Dubai: The ICC on Tuesday asked the BCCI President Shashank Manohar to meet the representatives of the Indian Cricket League, deferring a decision on the rebel league’s plea for recognition.

“The ICC Board received an application for approval from the Indian Cricket League (ICL). The Board resolved to adjourn its considerations to allow for discussions between Shashank Manohar, the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, and representatives of the ICL,” the ICC said in a statement after the first day of a two-day Board meeting that started here.

“Mr Manohar agreed to provide the Board with a full written report of those discussions in due course. New regulations governing official and unofficial cricket were also discussed following work by a sub-committee made up of ICC Head of Legal David Becker, Shashank Manohar, Giles Clarke, Norman Arendse and Lalit Modi,” the statement added.

The ICC Board agreed that a final draft be submitted to the directors for consideration and approval. Also up for discussion was the Future Tours Programme (FTP) post-2012.

Umpire review system

Next year’s three-Test series between India and Pakistan is one of the four series that the ICC shortlisted for continuing the trial of the umpire decision review system.

The India-Pakistan series is scheduled in January-February. The other three series that have been shortlisted are between New Zealand and West Indies in December, England and West Indies in February-March and the South Africa-Australia series in the same months.

The ICC said further trials were being carried out to “provide exposure to the system for as many match referees, umpires and players as possible ahead of a decision on whether it should be implemented permanently.” — PTI

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