COA can nominate BCCI representative for ICC meetings

The Committee of Administrators (COA) that’s likely to come into existence on January 19 will have the right to nominate a person for the International Cricket Council (ICC) quarterly meetings to be held in Dubai in the first week of February.

Anurag Thakur

Anurag Thakur’s name has not been removed from the ICC website as India’s representative to the international Board.   -  AP

The Committee of Administrators (COA) that’s likely to come into existence on January 19 will have the right to nominate a person for the International Cricket Council (ICC) quarterly meetings to be held in Dubai in the first week of February.

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According to an official familiar with ICC meetings either the COA, which would be deemed to have replaced the BCCI, can nominate one of its members, or any other person or even the BCCI’s CEO Rahul Johri, who has already attended two Chief Executive meetings of the ICC.

Removed as the BCCI president by a Supreme Court verdict of January 2, Anurag Thakur’s name has not been removed from the ICC website as India’s representative to the international Board, the IDI (ICC Development International) and the IBC (ICC Business Company) Board of Directors. Sharad Pawar’s name also figures as an alternate director. Ousted secretary, Ajay Shirke’s, name also has not been removed from the ICC website.

The quarterly-meeting was allotted to Mumbai, but not wanting another disturbance by the presence of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) delegates, the ICC shifted the venue to Dubai. Last year Shiv Sena activists prevented a meeting between the then BCCI President Shashank Manohar and the PCB representatives, Shahryar Khan and Najam Sethi.

The ICC’s Board would consider constitutional changes and also the revised model of distribution of ICC revenues to its full members, associate and affiliate members. An independent working group has proposed changes to the ICC constitution for good governance. There has been proposals to bring down India’s share from 22 per cent to 15 per cent over an eight-year cycle (2016 to 2023). What remains to be seen though is, if the ICC would stick to the method followed before when N.Srinivasan was the ICC Chairman.