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CoA, BCCI officials spar over FTP
Tuesday 21 November 2017

CoA, BCCI officials spar over FTP
FTP is one of the three items that's been listed on the agenda for the BCCI's SGM
The Committee of Administrators (CoA) has called for a meeting with the office-bearers of BCCI at a suburban five-star hotel in Mumbai on Tuesday.
In what is being termed as an 'unofficial' get-together of individuals who simply don't seem to get along, the task at hand for the CoA is to assert itself in matters related to a few important issues which include India's stand on the International Cricket Council's (ICC) new Future Tours Programme (FTP).
The FTP, in the given circumstances, is in fact the biggest bone of contention between the CoA and member units of the BCCI. The members argue that a unilateral decision is being taken vis-a-vis the FTP and the CoA has not bothered to consult the general body about the same.
FTP is one of the three items that's been listed on the agenda for the BCCI's Special General Meeting (SGM) scheduled for December 9 and Tuesday's meeting between CoA and the office-bearers is expected to revolve around it.
The treasurer of the board, Anirudh Chaudhary, has been involved in an exchange of emails with Amitabh Choudhary, the secretary, "requesting" him to share details of what the BCCI's plans are with regards to the scheduling of the international cricket calendar and India's stand.
In April this year, when the Supreme Court had ruled that the BCCI secretary would represent the board at the ICC that was in the middle of ringing in some major policy changes, the general body of the BCCI had categorically decided in its then Special General Meeting (SGM) that the secretary would only take note of the proceedings at the ICC meeting and report the same to the general body.
Members, who make for the general body, are now seething at the prospect of their secretary "following CoA's diktat" without consulting them on a matter as important as India's bilateral commitments at home and away going forward.
"How can decisions be taken without consulting members? Eventually, who does it affect? A couple of individuals are taking unilateral decisions today, but the question is will they be around tomorrow when the after-effects of these decisions begin to take a toll?" the members ask.
The members do understand that CoA head Vinod Rai turns 70 in May next year, a month possibly in advance to the ICC's annual conference. What the state units want to know is if there'll be a new CoA taking fresh decisions yet again when that happens or will there be a more cohesive unit working on these decisions starting now. Members want to know if the CoA has engaged itself in any kind of a dialogue with other member boards of ICC and made any kind of commitment.

The Committee of Administrators (CoA) has called for a meeting with the office-bearers of BCCI at a suburban five-star hotel in Mumbai on Tuesday.
In what is being termed as an 'unofficial' get-together of individuals who simply don't seem to get along, the task at hand for the CoA is to assert itself in matters related to a few important issues which include India's stand on the International Cricket Council's (ICC) new Future Tours Programme (FTP).

The FTP, in the given circumstances, is in fact the biggest bone of contention between the CoA and member units of the BCCI. The members argue that a unilateral decision is being taken vis-a-vis the FTP and the CoA has not bothered to consult the general body about the same.

FTP is one of the three items that's been listed on the agenda for the BCCI's Special General Meeting (SGM) scheduled for December 9 and Tuesday's meeting between CoA and the office-bearers is expected to revolve around it.

The treasurer of the board, Anirudh Chaudhary, has been involved in an exchange of emails with Amitabh Choudhary, the secretary, "requesting" him to share details of what the BCCI's plans are with regards to the scheduling of the international cricket calendar and India's stand.

In April this year, when the Supreme Court had ruled that the BCCI secretary would represent the board at the ICC that was in the middle of ringing in some major policy changes, the general body of the BCCI had categorically decided in its then Special General Meeting (SGM) that the secretary would only take note of the proceedings at the ICC meeting and report the same to the general body.

Members, who make for the general body, are now seething at the prospect of their secretary "following CoA's diktat" without consulting them on a matter as important as India's bilateral commitments at home and away going forward."How can decisions be taken without consulting members? Eventually, who does it affect? A couple of individuals are taking unilateral decisions today, but the question is will they be around tomorrow when the after-effects of these decisions begin to take a toll?" the members ask.

The members do understand that CoA head Vinod Rai turns 70 in May next year, a month possibly in advance to the ICC's annual conference. What the state units want to know is if there'll be a new CoA taking fresh decisions yet again when that happens or will there be a more cohesive unit working on these decisions starting now. Members want to know if the CoA has engaged itself in any kind of a dialogue with other member boards of ICC and made any kind of commitment.

(Courtesy: The Times of India)

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