ICC shuts headquarters in Dubai and moves to work-from-home policy

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Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has shut down its headquarters in Dubai and moved to a work-from-home strategy from this week due to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic.

According to ESPNCricinfo, The ICC top officials including chairman Shashank Manohar and chief executive Manu Sawhney is preparing for a video conference on coming Friday to address urgent board matters and the cricket calendar which is being impacted by the pandemic.

“In light of the continued global spread of COVID-19, concerns expressed by Members and mindful of the importance of taking mitigating measures against the virus, the ICC Board, has decided to hold its meetings scheduled for Dubai at the end of March via conference call only,” the ICC said in a statement.

“This will be kept under constant review in line with advice from relevant authorities as the health and well-being of staff and those attending the meetings remains our priority.” the statement added.

It must be noted that the PSL knockout phase, IPL, Australia and New Zealand ODI series and other notable sports events have been postponed due to the virus outbreak.

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