WELLINGTON: New Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman Greg Barclay stated on Wednesday his organisation should ship their pinnacle occasions over the following three years or there shall be severe monetary penalties for the game.
The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic compelled the ICC to reschedule three of their world tournaments, and Barclay, confirmed as chairman of the worldwide governing physique on Tuesday, stated they have been contracted to ship them throughout the present broadcasting settlement.
“We have got to deliver the world events that are to come and those that are postponed,” Barclay stated of the agreements that expire in mid-2023.
“Not just for the cricketing outcomes but there are commercial concerns as well.”
The boys’s 2020 Twenty20 World Cup in Australia and 2021 ladies’s World Cup in New Zealand have been moved to 2022, whereas the boys’s 2023 World Cup in India has been pushed again to later that yr.
“If we fail to deliver all of those events then we will be penalised by the broadcasters and we won’t receive the last of the ongoing payments,” added Barclay. “That, in turn, is going to affect the ICC’s ability to invest in its own programmes and enable it to make distributions to members. Unfortunately a lot of the ICC members are heavily reliant on those disbursements.”
Barclay replaces interim chairman Imran Khwaja, who quickly succeeded India’s Shashank Manohar after his second two-year time period resulted in July.
Business lawyer Barclay, who has served as New Zealand Cricket’s consultant on the ICC board for the final six years, stated that whereas the election course of had been ‘drawn out’ he was eager to get to work.
Considered one of his duties is to make sure that ladies’s cricket continues to make progress.
“We have an obligation that it’s a game for everyone,” he stated. “We have got to continue to move towards parity.”
He was additionally desirous to develop the sport in non-traditional markets and felt the US was an space they might faucet into, particularly with the work already finished in recent times.
“We have to look at regions where there is good potential for growth. The US appears to be the place to go,” he stated. “It has a massive advantage in that its traditional audiences from sub-continental Asia have massive diasporas in North America and there are large audiences there for cricket. We should continue with that.”
Revealed in Daybreak, November 26th, 2020