Cardiff is one of three contenders, with Colombo and Singapore, to replace Dubai as the administrative base of the International Cricket Council. That is one of the more unlikely and intriguing proposals in the leaked working paper of the ICC's financial and commercial affairs committee, to be discussed at a board meeting on Wednesday week, which has inevitably been overlooked in the global furore provoked by the desire of England, Australia and India to seize greater control of the game.
There is no chance of the ICC leaving the jurisdiction of the United Arab Emirates, where it has been based since leaving Lord's in 2005. But in its working paper, which has been seen by the Guardian, the F&CA stresses: "Under UAE laws it is not necessary for the management to be located in the same jurisdiction.
"This facilitates the possible relocation of ICC management from Dubai to any potentially more favourable location where local talent is also available. The F&CA is currently in the final stages of evaluating these options, including reviewing the comparative advantages and disadvantages of Singapore, Colombo, Cardiff and Dubai as the administrative home of the ICC, and will report back to the ICC executive board on this matter shortly."
Of the three you mentioned, I personally think Columbo has more of a claim than the other two!
Would be a coup for the city, and Cardiff already has a ton of experience with the sporting industry. The other two are strong contenders but I do wonder if the political situation in Colombo and Sri Lanka might put them at a disadvantage?
Cardiff...England "and Wales" Cricket Board (Still the ECB btw) What is Wales part in all this? One measly County - Glamorgan - and it expects the ICC here? You'll be saying next that cricket was first played by the celts.(Just checked Wikipedia. I think there was a match against the Romans in 32BC. Surprised Rome hasn't laid claim to this ICC thing....)
You lot are beyond belief!
I thought the International Criminal Court were happy in the Hague?
I had wondered if we really need another thread on the International Convention Centre.
If I were you, I'd stick to being a narrow-minded Welsh Zealot. You're so much better at it! Cricket really isn't your forte.
While I don't really like dignifying aggressive posts with a response, I do have a follow up question. I am not up on international cricket. How does Cardiff compare to Singapore or Dubai? Does the admin headquarters need to be in a place with a big cricket base?
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