India loses voting in ICC meeting on financial reforms

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BCCI wants 'Big Three' model working till JuneBoard of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has got a big push during the general meeting of International Cricket Council on Wednesday. The Board of Directors of ICC has not taken into account the objections of the most influential cricket board about the proposals of new financial and management structure.

On Wednesday the BCCI has got frustrated in the voting part in Dubai. Only Sri Lanka supported India in this regard.

For the new structure to be amended, 8 votes were casted. But the Indians did not get anybody beside them in opposition to the financial reform proposal, they lost to 9-1 votes.

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The annual meeting of ICC will formally finalize all reform proposals on coming June.

According to the new financial reform proposal passed on Wednesday, India received $ 293 million (29.3 crore) from the highest authority of cricket which was slightly more than half of India’s claimed money.

Several days ago, International Cricket Council offered BCCI to solve the predicaments of $ 400 million. India rejected the proposal of ICC chairman Shashank Manohar.

They were firmly demanding the $ 570 million for the ‘big three’ structure. On the contrary, BCCI has demanded $570 million and therefore proposed the rest of the cricket boards will get the money according to the new financial structure.
Later the voting proved the disagreement of other cricket authorities. ICC also approved the proposal to increase the number of voters in future.

According to the present rules, only ten Test cricket team could have voted the number of which has been increased into five more.

As per the new amendment, three associate countries, an independent female director and ICC chairman will also can vote.

Nazmul Islam Sharkar