The Committee of Administrators (CoA) has reiterated its position that it will oppose the changes in the ICC constitution and financial models at the ICC meeting in Dubai on April 26 and 27.
The committee had told Shashank Manohar also the same thing, a day before he resigned as ICC chairman.
Explaining its reservations on many aspects of the changes, the CoA (read BCCI), in a communication to the ICC late on Sunday, said: “We draw your attention to the Members Participation Agreement (MPA) dated 12th October 2014 entered into between the BCCI and ICC Business Corporation FZ LLC (IBC) relating to ICC events between 2015 and 2023.
“The proposed new ICC Constitution and financial model will, if adopted, entitle us to exercise certain rights under the MPA and also to avail remedies under applicable law.”
Cricket Australia and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) were also party to the MPA and they, by virtue of being part of the Special Working Group that has proposed the changes to the constitution and financial model, have abandoned the 2014 ‘Big3’ agreement.
One of the options (as specified in the MPA) is to withdraw from ICC events, but BCCI would find it difficult to pull out of the ICC Champions Trophy in June, because, whatever may be the outcome at the April ICC Board meeting, the proposed changes will have to receive 75% support at the ICC’s annual general meeting to be held in London in June, in order to become legally binding.
The weightage of the 10 full members’ vote is 75% and the 95 Associate and Affiliate members is 25%.
Courtesy: The Hindu