Connor retains ICC cricket committee role

Former England captain Clare Connor, the first female member of the International Cricket Council cricket committee, has been re-elected to that position for a second three-year term.

The decision was made this weekend at an ICC executive board meeting in Dubai. Marylebone Cricket Club head of cricket John Stephenson was also appointed to the committee as MCC’s representative.

Other decisions included a recommendation to increase the World Twenty20 from 12 to 16 teams from 2014 onwards, with it remaining a joint men’s and women’s event.

At a press conference following the meeting, ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat confirmed next year’s Champions Trophy in England would be the last.

"If you don't see it in the schedule, it means it is not planned for the future," he said.

The ICC is aiming for one championship for each of the game’s three formats from 2015, including the inaugural Test championship in 2017.