The two-day ICC Chief Executives' Committee (CEC) meeting concluded in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday (20 February) with several recommendations to be made to the ICC Board at its next meeting in March.
Among the recommendations that will be made is the following:
ICC CWC 2011 format: The CEC will recommend that the ICC Board approves a 14-team format for the next ICC Cricket World Cup which will take place in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in 2011.
The suggested new format involves two groups of seven teams with the top four from each group progressing to a knock-out phase that includes quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final. The new format, if approved by the ICC Board, would last 38 days, significantly shorter than the previous CWC in 2007.