CoA minutes of meeting posted on BCCI website

The idea is to make the proceedings of its meetings transparent and make it known to the public, especially the Indian cricket fans.

Once the chairman of the CoA Vinod Rai confirms the minutes with his signature, it will be posted on the BCCI website.   -  PTI

 

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has posted the minutes of its first three meetings (February 1,17 and 25) on www.bcci.tv. The idea is to make the proceedings of its meetings transparent and make it known to the public, especially the Indian cricket fans. Henceforth, once the chairman of the CoA Vinod Rai confirms the minutes with his signature, it will be posted on the BCCI website.

The CoA, which met in Bangalore on March 8, is now scheduled to meet in New Delhi on March 17 and on March 22 and 23 in Mumbai.

With the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board meeting to be held in Dubai on April 26 and 27, a decision will have to taken as to who will represent the BCCI at the crucial meeting. Among many items on the agenda, the ICC will consider Constitutional and Financial changes (revenue sharing model for the 2016-2023 cycle). The changes proposed by Shashank Manohar (Chairman, ICC), David Peever (Cricket Australia), Giles Clarke (England and Wales Cricket Board), Imran Khawaja (Singapore), and Nazmul Hassan (Bangladesh) have already received overwhelming support at the earlier ICC Board meeting.

Following a consent from the Supreme Court, the CoA nominated Vikram Limaye to the ICC Board in the first week of February. Having been nominated to the CoA only on January 30 and hence not being in full knowledge of the changes proposed to the “governance and revenue sharing model” Limaye voted against it.

The CoA discussed the ICC matter with Adarsh Saxena (Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, BCCI’s attorney) and BCCI officials Rahul Johri, M.V.Sridhar, R.P. Shah and recorded that “it will take all necessary steps to protect the interest of the BCCI including by engaging in negotiations/discussions with the other ICC member countries as well as other concerned parties/individuals with proposals/suggestions that could potentially garner their support for the BCCI’s position on the proposed changes.”

The Supreme Court had named Limaye, Amitabh Chaudhary (Jt. Secretary, BCCI) and Anirudh Chaudhry (Treasurer, BCCI) only for the ICC meetings that took place in the first week of February. After a meeting with almost all ICC Board members Limaye appears to have got the hang of the governance and financial issues.