ICC grant T20 International status to all 104 members

Vastavam web: The ICC has decided to grant T20 International status to all its existing 104 members in a bid to popularize the game across the globe.The move will effectively mean that a T20 match between Argentina and Papua New Guinea will have international status from now on.The ICC Board at its quarterly meeting decided that, “New minimum standards will be introduced making it as easy as possible for members to play international cricket in a sustainable and affordable way.”

FICA report that says large number of players turning T20 freelancers: The ICC Board received a presentation around regulations and sanctioning of events including domestic T20 leagues and player release (mulling cap on a player on the number of leagues he can take part).Election of Chairman of ICC: The Board agreed the process by which the ICC Chairman will be elected for the next two years from June when current Chairman Shashank Manohar’s first two-year term expires.Players’ Concussion (Post Phill Hughes’ death and other on field accidents): New concussion guidelines, which had been developed by the ICC Medical Advisory Committee were adopted by the Board. The protocols are simplified, more cricket specific and in line with the consensus statement on concussion in sport.