New Delhi: Following the exclusion from the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) finance committee, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly threatened to pull out of the 2017 Champions Trophy in England. ICC’s finance committee is the all powerful committee that decides on revenue model and distribution.
BCCI has also rejected the ICC proposal asking member boards to give away their overseas rights’ share they earn from broadcast revenue coming of bilateral deals into a common ICC pool. ICC wants to use this method to help distribute more money amongst member boards and is part of new chairman Shashank Manohar’s inclusive policy.
According to reports, the Indian board is also unhappy with Manohar, who it feels used BCCI position to become ICC chairman and has now dumped the interests of his country’s cricket board.
With BCCI opposing a number of ICC moves, a position of direct confrontation has emerged again between the two parties. Under-pressure ICC decided to withdraw its contentious two-tier Test system proposal following objection from India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and West Indies.
Proposal to have a two-tier Test structure where top-seven ranked teams play with each other and rest five including some associates play with each other and promotion and relegation system to be enforced did not come up for discussion at the two-day Chief Executives Committee (CEC) meeting in Dubai.
The proposal when eventually put to vote would have needed 7 out of 10 boards to back the idea.