The week of ICC annual meetings began with the Chief Executives' Committee (CEC) meeting on Sunday and Monday. This meeting approved the expansion of the list of ‘mandatory release' matches for county, province and state players from Associate Member national teams.

That list will now include the ICC Twenty20 World Championship and all ODI matches between Associate Members and Full Members, in addition to the previously agreed ICC Cricket World Cups (senior and Under 19), ICC Champions Trophy and any ICC Cricket World Cup or ICC Champions Trophy qualifying events.

ODI matches between Associate Members are not included in this mandatory list.