Even as the Shashank Manohar-led ICC has initiated steps to review its existing functioning model, the man in concern has begun steps in his capacity as the BCCI President, to cut back on India’s seeming domination in world cricket.
According to Nazmul Hassan, President of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), Manohar had proposed returning six percent of the 22% revenue earned by the BCCI to the other full members of the ICC Board, excluding the Big Three. While, Manohar’s proposal has to be put before the BCCI members, this move bears a stamp of Manohar’s intention to end the domination of the Big Three – BCCI, ECB and CA – within the ICC’s working.
Manohar’s always been a stringent critic of the ICC’s existing structural system that was put into place in 2014 by the then BCCI President N. Srinivasan, along with the respective Presidents of the ECB and CA. This suggestion had then been put forth by him during the ICC Board Meeting that was held in Dubai, on the 4th February and if the BCCI members agree to such a step, it would be a hugely positive step taken towards the redressing one of the most controversial aspects within the ICC’s working.
According to Manohar, while it was good that BCCI would be getting 22% of the revenue, the discrepancy it created with regard to the other ICC board members needed to be addressed. As such, it’s also been his belief that the BCCI couldn’t take away others’ share of revenue, thus making the relatively poor board members poorer.
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