ECB opposes extra global cricketing event

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    The ECB is the latest cricket body to raise concerns about the ICC’s decision to approve eight global tournaments in the next rights cycle (2023-31).

    It joins the BCCI and Cricket Australia, which are worried that an additional global event for men and women would negatively impact bilateral cricket.

    ECB chairman Colin Graves told the ICC that the move would not only “significantly risk marginalising” bilateral cricket, but also has the potential to “devalue” the World Test Championship model.

    Graves sits on two ICC committees: finance and commercial affairs and the main board.

    Interestingly though, these were the committees that approved the decision to have eight global events in the next rights cycle.