International Cricket Council Will Soon Decide Where To Move Headquarters
The Int'l Cricket Council is "looking for an alternative base to move the office out of Dubai," according to Vijay Tagore of the MUMBAI MIRROR. Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan "is known to strongly dislike the swanky two-storied building." As ICC watchers put it, "he hates going there." Srinivasan and England and Wales Cricket Board President Giles Clarke had suggested "a shift to a city like Hong Kong." Recently, ICC VP Mustafa Kamal suggested that "Singapore could be an ideal option." At a recent function of the Asian Cricket Council, Kamal "virtually endorsed Singapore." Kamal: "Location-wise, Singapore is a good place. The government is also keen to support cricket here. The ICC board is seriously thinking about relocating to Singapore and a decision will be made soon." Singapore Cricket Association President Imran Hamid, "who is also a director of the ICC, went further." Hamid: "We're making earnest efforts to see this happen. Singapore satisfies all the requirements to base the organization here." The ICC "has engaged Ernst & Young to do a survey and suggest the best possible places for the relocation" (MUMBAI MIRROR, 9/5).