'One of the things we will be talking about in our meeting next week is around regulations and sanctioning of events and also the release of players (for leagues),' said Geoff Allardice
Singapore: Twenty20 and Ten10 leagues across the globe will come under the International Cricket Council's (ICC) scrutiny as it meets here from Tuesday.
With Afghanistan being the latest country to host its own T20 league - Afghanistan Premier League (APL), there is a lot of emphasis on the shortest format of the game and with that comes the threat of corruption due to the mushrooming of tournaments.
ICC general manager of cricket Geoff Allardice said they will talk about the leagues and about the players playing in them.
"One of the things we will be talking about in our meeting next week is around regulations and sanctioning of events and also the release of players (for leagues)," said Allardice.
"So you look at all of the documentation and the ownership structures and how the league is going to be funded and all these types of things and then you provide approval," he added.
He pointed out that any league cannot get ICC's approval. "It's not just going to be an open door for any promoter to come in. I think it will be a bit harder to get sanctions in the future and any tournament would need both the support of the home country and the ICC," he said.
Also during the five-day meet, ICC will discuss about the playing conditions of the inaugural World Test Champions which begins after the 2019 ODI World Cup.
"Points structure for the Test Championships needs to be put in place. Another issue will be cricket's inclusion in the 2028 Olympics which was also discussed in the last meeting," a BCCI source told PTI.
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Last Updated Oct 16, 2018, 2:58 PM IST