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ICC Cricket Committee strongly supports improved player behaviour

by Sahir Usman May 30, 2018 • 11:12 AM

May 30 (CRICKETNMORE) - The ICC Cricket Committee concluded its two-day meeting in Mumbai on Tuesday with strong support for the ICC Board’s commitment to improve player behaviour and the development of a culture of respect.

The Committee has also made recommendations around the toss in Test cricket and ICC World Test Championship playing conditions.

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On day one of the meeting, the Committee was joined by former England captain and ex-MCC President, Mike Gatting, and David Boon, former Australia batsman and now a member of Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, to discuss the importance of the Spirit of Cricket to the game generally and, more specifically, the Code of Conduct.

There were three main areas of discussion. Firstly, what can Member boards do to create a better atmosphere of respect between teams and to provide for a fair contest on the field of play. Secondly, what does it mean to play in the spirit of cricket and, finally, the specific offences to be covered by the Code, the associated level of sanctions and the process for the consistent reporting, hearing and adjudication of charges brought under the Code.

The Cricket Committee has made a series of recommendations to be shared with the Chief Executives’ Committee in June as part of the collective desire to create a culture of respect and protect the spirit of the game.

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