The International Cricket Council (ICC) has written to all Boards asking that they fulfil their commitment to the ICC by concluding negotiations with their players for the ICC Champions Trophy by Friday, 30 August 2002 ahead of the ICC Executive Board meeting in Dubai on Saturday, 31 August 2002.
ICC Chief Executive, Malcolm Speed, has asked that all Boards confirm to the ICC that their players have signed the Player Terms previously agreed by the Boards and that they will be sending their best team to Sri Lanka for the tournament.
“Over recent days, Australia and England have reached agreement with their players. There is progress being made in other countries where Boards are yet to finalise their agreements with their players which is very encouraging,” said Mr Speed.
“It is now important that countries conclude their negotiations ahead of the Executive Board meeting in Dubai on Saturday.
“Countries have previously given written undertakings to the ICC that they will obtain the agreement of their players to the Player Terms. The ICC Executive Board will be looking to each Board to confirm that it has met this obligation at its meeting on Saturday.”
Source: ICC Media Release