CoA reiterates its opposition to ICC reforms

The BCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA) have reiterated their position that they will oppose the changes in the ICC constitution and financial models at the next ICC Board meeting in Dubai on April 26 and 27. They told the same to Shashank Manohar, a day before he resigned as ICC Chairman.

The CoA members have decided to oppose the changes in ICC constitution.   -  AFP

 

The BCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA) have reiterated their position that they will oppose the changes in the ICC constitution and financial models at the next ICC Board meeting in Dubai on April 26 and 27. They told the same to Shashank Manohar, a day before he resigned as ICC Chairman.

After explaining its reservations on many aspects of the changes, the CoA (read as BCCI) in a communication to the ICC late on Sunday said: “We draw your attention to the Members Participation Agreement (MPA) dated 12th October 2014 entered into between BCCI and ICC Business Corporation FZ LLC (IBC) relating to ICC Events between 2015 and 2023. The proposed new ICC Constitution and financial model will, if adopted, entitle us to exercise certain rights under the MPA and also to avail remedies under applicable law.’’

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Cricket Australia and England Wales Cricket Board (ECB) were also party to the MPA and they, by virture of being part of the Special Working Group that has proposed the changes to the constituion and financial model, have abandoned the 2014 ‘Big3’ agreement.

One of the options (as specified in the MPA) is to withdraw from the ICC events, but BCCI would find it difficult to pull out of the ICC Champions Trophy in June because, whatever may be the outcome at the April ICC Board meeting, the proposed changes will have to receive 75 per cent support at the ICC’s annual general meeting to be held in London in June, in order to become legally binding. The weightage of the ten full members vote is 75 per cent and the 95 Associate and Affiliate members is 25 per cent.

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