The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is against any kind of changes in the International Cricket Council (ICC)’s constitution that compromise a board’s Full Membership, considering that status to be “irrevocable”. BCB president Nazmul Hasan Papon made that position clear in an official response to the ICC’s proposed governance changes. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ আইসিসির প্রস্তাবে বিসিবির ‘না’]
In a letter to the ICC’s chief operating office Iain Higgins, Papon said the BCB directors were against proposals that open the possibility of Full Members being relegated to Associate status, as well as those that give Associate and independent directors a vote at the Board room table. [Read also: Rasel back to competitive cricket post long lay-off]
“After reviewing the draft, the Board’s stand is that Full Membership status of the ten current Test nations must not be compromised under any circumstances and should be made irrevocable,” Papon wrote in his letter.
“The new proposal should only be applicable for the current Associate Members when they become ‘Temporary / Provisional Full Member’ of the ICC. However, once a ‘Temporary / Provisional Full Member’ gains Full Member status, then that status should become irrevocable,” the letter also read.
Papon was also off the view that the progress of women’s cricket in a certain country should not be taken into account while determining factor for Full Membership criteria. “Women’s cricket should not be a determining factor for Full Membership criteria as most countries are still in the process of structuring and developing the women’s game.”
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com