LAHORE Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ijaz Butt left here on Monday for Dubai to attend the meeting of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Besides Ijaz Butt, other officials of the PCB will also participate in the two-day ICC meeting to be held from February 9. Talking to media before departure, Ijaz Butt said that he would point out the matter of not including the Pakistani cricketers in the IPL and record a strong protest on this. The chairman PCB will return home on February 11. The ICC will begin to consider the location and scheduling of ICC events after 2015 under the newly agreed Future Tours Programme when its Executive Board meets on Wednesday and Thursday. In its first meeting of the year, the ICC Board will also consider ways in which greater context can be afforded to Test, ODI and Twenty20 International cricket outside major ICC events. The Board will also receive an update on preparations for the 2011 World Cup, which will take place in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. With Future Tours Programme post-2012 now agreed in principle, the board will continue to consider ways in which greater context can be afforded to Test, ODI and Twenty20 International outside major ICC events, ICC said in a statement. The board will consider updates from the ICC Chief Executives Committee which has established a working group to look into this ongoing matter. The group comprises David Collier, David Richardson, Nishantha Ranatunga, N Srinivasan and James Sutherland. This discussion will also incorporate general ways in which international cricket can be further promoted, the statement added. The board will begin to consider the location and scheduling of ICC events after 2015 in the context of the newly agreed Future Tours Programme. The ICC board will also take up Cricket Irelands expression of intent to apply for full membership of the world body. The ICC board will hold a discussion on how to deal with that application and the Governance Review Committees consideration of current membership criteria, the ICC said. The board will hear a report from the latest ICC Chief Executives Committee meeting, receiving updates on such issues as the umpire decision review system, the composition of the ICC Cricket Committee and outcomes from the ICC/MCC joint strategy session. The board will hear updates from a number of committees and task teams, including those charged with looking into the ways of supporting Pakistan and general security around international cricket, the ICC statement said. The ICC Board consists of the chairman or president from each of the 10 full members plus three associate member representatives. The ICC president will chair proceedings of the board meetings. Also present will be the ICC chief executive and the ICC vice-president, as well as, by invitation of the president, the ICC principal advisor. PCB likely to bring in foreign coach The Pakistan Cricket Board is once again considering to hire a foreign coach after it sacked Australian fast Geoff Lawson. The humiliating defeat in Australia has compelled the PCB to have a change of heart after trying out former Pakistan captain Intikhan Alam as chief coach with Aaqib Javed, Ijaz Ahmed and Waqar Younis assisting him but the team gave historys worst ever performances. Now nearly 14 months after firing Lawson, the PCB is again looking for a foreign coach. PCB chairman Ijaz Butt confirmed on a television show that he was in talks with some foreign coaches. The recent Test and ODI series whitewash against Australia seemed to have played a part in the PCBs turning to the idea and names of former India coach Greg Chappell and former Pakistan coach Richard Pybus are among those doing the rounds. We are looking at the possibility of hiring a foreign coach and we are in talks with some people, Butt said. I dont think it is right that every time we lost a series, the captain, coach or board management should be changed. But we also want to see good results from the team and that is why we are looking at the possibility of having a foreign coach once again, he added. With Intikhab Alam, coach of the disastrous Australia tour, under scrutiny of an inquiry committee, the PCB on Monday named former Test batsman Ijaz Ahmed as batting and fielding coach for the two Twenty20 matches against England in Dubai on February 19 and 20. Wasim Bari, the chief operating officer of the board, said the appointment of Ijaz as coach and Yawar Saeed as manager was an interim arrangement. We will decide on the future of Intikhab after the inquiry committee formed to look into the teams poor performances in Australia completes its findings, Bari said. Sources said besides former Australian captain Chappell and South African Pybus, who has had two terms with Pakistan team, another Australian Julian Fountain is under consideration. The board might also just hire a batting or fielding consultant with the team, one source said. Pakistan has in the past had foreign coaches with Pybus doing two terms with the team and Bob Woolmer at the helm from 2004 to 2007 before he died during the World Cup in the West Indies.