ICC working group to meet BCCI officials in Delhi

The ICC working group will be meeting the senior BCCI officials on Thursday to discuss some of the prevailing issues in world cricket including the future of Tests.

The working group in ICC formulates policies and then takes feedback of its stakeholders (member nations, sponsors).

BCCI acting president CK Khanna, acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry and CEO Rahul Johri are expected to be briefed about the ICC working group's progress in the meeting.

It is learnt that the discussions will be broadly based on challenges facing the game, especially how to keep Test cricket alive, the ways of crowd engagement and the rapidly growing popularity of T20s.

After taking the feedback from all the stakeholders, the working group then prepares a comprehensive report.

"Test cricket is the ultimate format and I am sure all the stakeholders will be working a way out to sustain the level of interest. I believe that all three formats can co-exist. I expect that suggestions given by the BCCI will be taken seriously," BCCI acting president CK Khanna told.

(Agencies)