Dravid to address MCC World Cricket Committee

Updated: 15 July 2011 21:01 IST

Among other key issues, India's senior batsman Rahul Dravid will speak on his experiences of facing the pink cricket ball and the general quality of pitches across the world during the MCC World Cricket Committee meeting, to be held at Lord's on July 18-19.

Dravid to address MCC World Cricket Committee

London:

Among other key issues, India's senior batsman Rahul Dravid will speak on his experiences of facing the pink cricket ball and the general quality of pitches across the world during the MCC World Cricket Committee meeting, to be held at Lord's on July 18-19.


Umpire Decision Review System (DRS), Corruption in cricket, Governance of the game are some of the other issues the MCC World Cricket Committee would discuss in the meeting.

It will be the last meeting chaired by Tony Lewis, who has been at the helm since the establishment of the MCC World Cricket Committee in April 2006.

Mike Brearley will take over from Lewis on October 1. In the segment, in which the committee would take up the matter of using the floodlights and day/night Test cricket, Dravid will share his experience of facing the pink cricket ball with the committee besides speaking on the quality of pitches.

David Richardson will report on ICC's latest decisions surrounding the UDRS, while Steve Bucknor will offer an umpire's viewpoint.

The committee will then debate the reasons behind India's opposition to the present system.

Another key issue to be discussed would be ways to deal with corruption in cricket.

The committee will receive an update from Steve Waugh's corruption working party, hear in-depth presentations on the use and legality of lie detectors and also discuss how successfully cricket has dealt with the Pakistan trio.

It will also take up the matter of governance of the game, in which it will debate the issues arising from the recent ICC Annual Conference in Hong Kong.

Also up for discussion would be the possibility of conducting a World Test championship, and the committee will debate whether an increased context will improve Test match attendances.

Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe will present his thoughts on how a World Test championship may affect the countries outside the top four in rankings.

The committee will then ponder over many laws-related issues that are prevalent in the world game, including the running out of the non-striker, obstructing the field by running batsmen and ICC's decision to introduce a playing regulation to ban runners.



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