Morgan happy with ICC CT success
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Event:ICC Champions Trophy 2009/10

DateLine: 8th October 2009


The ICC president David Morgan said that the response received for the ICC Champions Trophy has been "overwhelmingly positive".


Australia won the tournament beating New Zealand in the final on Monday, ending a two-week spectacle that had initially faced serious questions in the face of the rising popularity of Twenty20 cricket.


"It's been a very interesting two days, very beneficial and coming straight on the back of what has been a highly successful Champions Trophy, the first time we've played it in this format," Morgan said. "A great deal of progress has been made.


"The cricket was enthralling and the feedback on the event has been overwhelmingly positive.


"It's been well received by the cricketers, spectators and the board members. I believe the cricketing world thoroughly enjoyed this re-branded competition as I did."


ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat also expressed happiness with the way the the tournament panned out, adding that the format was unlikely to be changed in the future.


"We are very pleased with and the feedback we're receiving is that perhaps we've now got the format right.


"At this stage, I don't see any reason why we would want to alter the format in the future."


Lorgat revealed he is to chair a new committee, which will look at all three forms of the game.


"We've put together a group, which I will chair, and includes all of the chief executives and we'd like to look in more detail at promoting each of the formats, adequately balancing each of those formats and just looking at the cricketing landscape in terms of all of those issues, including perhaps volume," he concluded.


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