FIXTURES rather than finances are of more immediate concern to the Guernsey Cricket Board despite the ICC announcing an agreement in principle to constitutional and financial change which could benefit the island.
The broader principles that have been agreed include a revised financial distribution ensuring a more equitable distribution of revenues and a revised constitution to reflect good governance, expanding and clarifying of the roles and objectives of the ICC to provide leadership in international cricket.
GCB chief executive Mark Latter welcomed the changes, saying that it has to be the right way forward to scale back the power of the so-called ‘Big Three’ of Australia, England and India, but he added that of more urgent concern is what official tournaments Guernsey may be involved in during 2017.
‘Nothing has come out in terms of fixtures, which is what we have been trying to find out for a while,’ Latter said.
‘We are fairly sure at the moment that we will have a tournament in September, but are still waiting to hear what precisely that will be.
‘If it is World Cricket League Five [50-over cricket], that is eight teams so cannot be hosted here, but if it is a European T20 event, it would be six teams so it could be here.’
- More in Tuesday’s Guernsey Press.