The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has called for a Special General Meeting (SGM) in Ahmedabad on May 27 and there is likelihood that there could be a special announcement, post the meeting.
One of the five points of the SGM agenda is the “Formation of Working Group for the ICC World Cup 2023″ and it is discussed that the venues for the October-November championship may be made public that day. The members of the organising committee may also be announced.
For the record, the dates and venues of the World Cup have not yet been announced but there is speculation that the quadrennial championship will start on October 5 and end on November 19 with 12 venues across the country zeroed in. As is well known, Ahmedabad will be hosting the final. It is still not clear if there will be an announcement of the schedule too.
Meanwhile, the BCCI will announce the formation of a committee for the Women’s Premier League (WPL). The first edition of the WPL was conducted in March by the governing council of the IPL. Now the BCCI may form a separate body for the women’s league, which attracted positive response both from the stakeholders (mainly owners and broadcasters) and public alike.
“Formation of Infrastructure Development and Subsidy Sub-Committee; Guidelines for appointment of Physiotherapists and Trainers in state teams and Ratification of Prevention of Sexual Harassment Policy” are the other items on the May 27 meeting.
WTC squad to leave in 3 batches
Meanwhile, it has come to light that the squad members for the World Test Championship (WTC) final will leave for England in three batches.
The first batch will fly out on May 23, immediately after the conclusion of the league stage of the IPL. The second batch will go on after the first two play-off games on May 23 and 24 and finally the last batch will leave on May 30, after the final on May 28. The BCCI is planning to organise a practice match for the team in the UK. The WTC final, against Australia, is from June 7 to 12 at the Oval.