29 Jan 2014

Sneddon confident of full Test schedule

7:57 am on 29 January 2014

New Zealand's International Cricket Council delegate Martin Snedden says he's confident New Zealand will continue to be a part of cricket's big league.

An ICC meeting in Dubai has given unanimous support in creating a new executive committee of five members, including representatives from the "Big Three" nations India, England and Australia.

However they didn't vote on the radical draft proposals suggested by its three richest and most powerful members.

A follow-up meeting will be held to discuss the proposals again next month.

There have been concerns that unilateral negotiations which appear set to replace the Future Tours Programme will mean a split between the top teams and the rest in Test match scheduling.

Snedden says he's been given assurances from India, Australia and England that the Black Caps will have a comprehensive Test playing schedule against all nations home and away until 2023.