The International Cricket Council [ Images ] (ICC [ Images ]) hopes to finalise plans for their new Test and One-Day International tournaments in their chief executives' committee meeting in Dubai [ Images ] on Tuesday.
Agreeing the rules for the league-style tournaments and considering the new Future Tours Programme (FTP) agreement for an eight year period from 2012 would be the "main objective" of the panel's quarterly meeting, the ICC said in a statement.
"The restructure of international cricket has been a significant and strategic piece of work which now requires a new FTP agreement incorporating league rules and regulations to be discussed and approved," ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat [ Images ] said.
The top four teams of the proposed Test league will qualify for a play-off, to be held once every four years to determine the Test champion team.
The One-Day International league, separate from the World Cup, is proposed to run from 2011-2014, culminating in the crowning of a champion.