No need for notice to ICC, says CoA

There was no need to send a notice to the ICC seeking remedial measures for the breach of the Members’ Participation Agreement caused at the ICC Board meeting, the Committee of Administrators has communicated to the BCCI.

The CoA wrote a strongly worded note to the BCCI.   -  Vivek Bendre (Representational Image)

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) reiterated its stand to the BCCI late on Thursday, saying that there was no need to send a notice to the ICC seeking remedial measures for the breach of the Members’ Participation Agreement (MPA) caused at the ICC Board meeting in Dubai on April 26.

In a strongly worded note addressed to the BCCI joint secretary, Amitabh Choudhary, the CoA said: “We stand by our earlier decision and see no reason to reconsider the same. We fail to understand how you can insist on sending the notice without a resolution passed in the SGM authorising you to do so. In any event, we gather from your captioned email that the purport of issuing the notice to ICC today [Thursday] itself is to keep open the option of pulling out from the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 prior to India’s first match on 4th June 2017 because the 30-day notice period would then expire on 2nd/3rd June 2017.

“However, by that time, Team India would already have played two warm-up matches (on 28th and 30th May) and the tournament would have already begun on 1st June 2017. If so, issuing the notice today [Thursday], instead of after the SGM, convened on May 7, serves no useful purpose. Is there any other reason why the notice has to be issued today? In any case, we would have expected that if it was so important to send out the notice before 4th May, the SGM could have been called for on an earlier date,” said the CoA note.

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