9 Dec 2008

ICC chiefs want Anti-Corruption and Security Unit expanded

6:28 am on 9 December 2008

The International Cricket Council's chief executives committee has recommended that the role of the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit be expanded.

The committee wants the unit to include liaising and managing safety, security and terrorism intelligence matters with independent security consultants and agencies, primarily at ICC events.

It is also considering an alternative structure to bilateral tours, including the possibility of an enhanced Test championship.

Its future tours programme ends in May 2012 and committee members meeting in Cape Town, including New Zealand's Justin Vaughan, are looking at finding ways in which tests can be protected and promoted.

They have also called for stronger action against teams bowling their overs too slowly in Tests and one day internationals.

And they they feel a stronger stance needs to to be taken against players guilty of verbal abuse.