BCCI out-voted on governance structure and revenue model at the ICC Board Meeting
The BCCI was thrashed 1-9 when representatives of all other member nations, except India’s Amitabh Chaudhary, voted in favour of a change in the governance structure.
Their opposition to change the revenue model was also rejected 8-2 by the ICC board with Chaudhary only finding support from Sri Lanka Cricket’s Thilanga Sumathipala.
The BCCI were opposing changes on two counts — ICC’s Governance model, which required a change in its constitution with review of full membership, and a two-tier Test structure.
Voting was 8-2 in favor of revamped revenue model and 9-1 in favor of constitutional changes,” a senior BCCI functionary present in Dubai told PTI.
The bigger issue was the contentious revenue model, which is set to bring India’s share down to half from USD 570million. “The BCCI has voted against both as we had, in principle, maintained that all these changes are completely unacceptable for us. At this point, we can only say that all options are open for us. It was learnt that since BCCI outrightly rejected the additional USD 100 million pay-out in revenue, it was once again given the original option of USD 290 million which is a USD 280 million cut from the USD 570 million India had been getting till last year.