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ICC Moves to Dubai August 1


The International Cricket Council will complete its move from London to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates by next Monday, ending its time at Lord's in England after 96 years.

ICC President Ehsan Mani thanked the Marylebone Cricket Club, which owns Lord's, for supporting the governing body during its time there. The ICC President said in a statement that his organization looks forward to what he called the next exciting phase of its development.

The move was motivated by money, with Mani saying that operating under the current British tax system is not in the best interest of ICC members.

Dubai is part of the UAE, one of 12 teams that competed in this month's ICC Trophy for the remaining places at the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies. The UAE failed to make the World Cup, but is also home to Sharjah, the site of several one-day international matches.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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