BCCI asks 31 full members to suggest names for ICC meet

The apex court will choose one representative from BCCI's nominations to attend the ICC meeting in Dubai in the first week of February.

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The BCCI has asked its full members to send in their suggestions on who should represent the Board at the ICC meeting.

In normal circumstances, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) nominates its representative(s) for the International Cricket Conference (ICC) or similar Conferences at its annual general meeting.

But following the Supreme Court’s order asking the BCCI to suggest three eligible (those not disqualified by the >Supreme Court order of Jan. 2, 2017) names by Friday (January 27), the BCCI has asked its full members to send three names each by mail. "Yes, we have received a mail from the BCCI asking us to suggest three names,’’ said the president of a full member association.

The apex court will choose one representative from BCCI's nominations to attend the ICC meeting in Dubai in the first week of February.

The BCCI joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary, performing the duties of the BCCI secretary as per the order of the Supreme Court, and treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry are eligible to be nominated. The BCCI has a few more options in Rajeev Shukla (former vice-president) and C.K.Khanna (senior-most vice-president). The BCCI’s CEO Rahul Johri has attended ICC meetings.

After being elected as president of the BCCI at a special general body meeting in May 2016 to fill up the vacancy caused by the resignation of Shashank Manohar, Anurag Thakur became the BCCI’s representative in the ICC Board.

Thakur used the president’s power to nominate Ajay Shirke as secretary and the latter was officially elected for the post at the BCCI’s 87th AGM in September last year. Shirke subsequently became BCCI’s representative in the ICC Chief Executives Committee.

Thakur and Shirke’s names have not been removed from the ICC website and so has been the case with Sharad Pawar, who was nominated as the alternative director.

The ICC Board meeting at its headquarters in Dubai has become important because the ICC’s future governance structure and the revenue sharing model, as proposed by its working group will be considered. The working group consists of Shashank Manohar, David Peever (Cricket Australia), Giles Clarke (England and Wales Cricket Board), Nazmul Hasan (Bangladesh Cricket Board) and Imran Khwaja (Singapore). The working group’s proposals have been sent to all the ICC Board members.

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