BCCI has to name representatives for ICC meetings

With the Supreme Court not informed about the process that allows a full member country’s representative to be nominated to the ICC Board, the Committee of Administrators (COA) will have to first officially write to the ICC the name of the person who has been nominated as its Director and and also nominate a person for the ICC Chief Executives Committee meeting.

BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has written to the ICC, seeking its stand on allowing the BCCI to nominate three persons for the ICC Board meeting.   -  Vivek Bendre

The BCCI official who attends the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board meeting on February 4 in Dubai as nominated Director of the BCCI has to comply with certain stipulations as stated in the ICC Constitution.

With the Supreme Court not informed about the process that allows a full member country's representative to be nominated to the ICC Board, the CoA will have to write to the ICC the name of the person who has been nominated as its Director and and also nominate a person for the ICC Chief Executives Committee meeting that will take place on February 3.

But even before the CoA identifies and names the person it has to cancel the authorisation of its previous director Anurag Thakur and alternate director, Sharad Pawar.

A former BCCI official, who has been part of this process, said: "The ICC is registered as a company in British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Dubai, and according to the ICC constitution, only one person can be nominated as a full member country Director of the ICC Board. He has to fill up a form and give his passport details because it has to be given to the authorities in BVI and Dubai. More importantly, a person cannot be nominated as Director for a one-off meeting."

It is reliably learnt that the BCCI CEO Johri has written to the ICC, seeking its stand on allowing the BCCI to nominate three persons for the ICC Board meeting. The response from the ICC chief executive Dave Richardson was that "the ICC would consider it."

Chances are the ICC will reject the BCCI's request before it meets on February 4. A BCCI official, in the know of things, said: "The Supreme Court order is binding on the BCCI, not the ICC."

In the immediate future, the ICC is more likely to acknowledge and respond to correspondence from the CoA because of the Supreme Court order of January 30. Hence, it will be the responsibility of the CoA to nominate the BCCI Director to the ICC Board meeting and also name a person for the CEC meeting.

It is possible that Johri has been informed that in the event of the BCCI not following rules, it may go unrepresented at the ICC Board meeting.

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