Thakur part of ICC’s F&CA committee

The F&CA wing is arguably one of the most powerful decision making sub-committee of ICC as all the revenue related aspects are passed through this committee.

Anurag Thakur’s presence in the powerful committees will mean that BCCI will have a bigger say in ICC's revenue related matters.   -  Vivek Bendre

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has made the Board of Control for Cricket in India as president Anurag Thakur a member of its Finance & Commercial Affairs (F&CA) after the board meeting in Cape Town today.

The F&CA wing is arguably one of the most powerful decision making sub-committee of ICC as all the revenue related aspects are passed through this committee.

The BCCI had raised objections about not having its representative in F&CA committee and senior officials in the board termed it as a humiliation with Shashank Manohar being chairman of global body.

BCCI had also raised objections about the proposed budget for next year’s Champions Trophy and board felt that its absence in F&CA has been a reason for it.

A BCCI source who is aware of the rules said that moment Thakur was made chairman of the Development Committee of ICC, he automatically became part of F&CA committee.

“The rule states that since Anurag has been made Chairman Development Committee, he is also member of the F&CA, Executive Committee (ExCo) and Governing Committee,” the source told PTI.

While former president N Srinivasan, known for his tough stand, was the chairman of F&CA, Thakur’s presence in the powerful committees will mean that BCCI will have a bigger say in revenue related matters as well as issues in governance like the number of full member voters should be increased or not.