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Amendment to relegation

Calcutta: The “working group” of the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s finance and commercial affairs committee has “amended” one of its contentious proposals — exempting India, England and Australia from relegation.

“All 10 Test-playing nations will be on the same footing, with the two bottom-ranked teams relegated after a four-year cycle,” a top source told The Telegraph from Dubai.

Another amendment to the “draft,” which has been in the news for over a week, is that the proposed all-powerful executive committee will have two non-permanent members besides the Big Three.

The earlier proposal was for one to keep the permanent three company.

All the proposals will now go to the ICC’s executive board, which meets in Dubai on Tuesday-Wednesday.