Tuesday 29 June 2010 

MCC World Cricket Committee Set To Meet At Lord's

MCC World Cricket Committee Set To Meet At Lord's
MCC World Cricket Committee Set To Meet
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The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) World Cricket Committee will meet at Lord's later this week (1st/2nd July) and the independent body will welcome former umpire Steve Bucknor onto its panel for the first time.

Bucknor, who officiated in 128 Tests and five consecutive World Cup finals, is the second committee member, along with Courtney Walsh, who hails from the West Indies.

The committee will discuss a number of issues relating to the world game, including their favoured introduction of a World Test Championship, the Indian Premier League and cricket equipment.

"The MCC World Cricket Committee and ICC Cricket Committee held a joint meeting in Dubai last November to discuss the future of Test and ODI cricket," a statement confirmed.

"The MCC World Cricket Committee were forthright on the need for a World Test Championship and presented their blueprint for such a competition. David Richardson (ICC General Manager - cricket) will report via telephone link on the progress made by ICC in the intervening period."

Former Royal Challengers Bangalore and India captain Rahul Dravid will present findings after being involved in the Indian Premier League for three years while the committee will assess the impact of testing of pink cricket balls with Geoffrey Boycott and Shaun Pollock providing specific feedback.

Illegal bowling actions, switch hits, balls which bounce twice and the size of cricket bats will also be discussed as well as trials of split-innings cricket in England and Australia.

The MCC World Cricket Committee was established in 2006, is chaired by Tony Lewis and meets twice yearly. Members are drawn from current and former players, officials, coaches and administrators.

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