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ICC Board approve changes, Srinivasan to take charge as Chairman

Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC)  Board meeting which was held in Singapore on Saturday has approved the proposed changes relating to the governance, competition and financial models of the organization by gaining the necessary votes despite Sri Lanka Cricket and the Pakistan Cricket Board  abstaining from voting.

The meeting cleared the way for N. Srinivasan, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President, to become the ICC Chairman from July.

Wally Edwards, the Cricket Australia chairman will head a newly-formed Executive Committee, which will report to the ICC Board. Giles Clarke, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman will remain as  head of the finance and Commercial Affairs Committee.

The decisions confirmed that the Big Three made up of India, Australia and England  will play a dominant role in decision making of the world cricket body.

The board have also  paved the way for Associate nations to gain Test status. The winner of the next ICC Intercontinental Cup will be entitled to take part in a play-off against the bottom-ranked Full Member and, if successful may even obtain Test status.