With the Supreme Court already clarifying that former International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan cannot represent India in the ICC meetings, few of the Indian state cricket associations have also began voicing the same. Meanwhile, the BCCI is all set to host a Special General Meeting (SGM) on May 7, which will be headed by Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) secretary Kasi Viswanathan. Also, the BCCI looks to stay together as they battle against the new ICC governance and revenue model. There are also speculations that BCCI could take the matter to the top minster of the Indian central government. ALSO READ: Amitabh Choudhary: It’s very easy and misleading to say that India is getting disproportionate share
BCCI feels that owing to the financial loss — which would occur following ICC’s revamped model — it will lead to a further loss of INR 2,000 crores via foreign exchange, including huge tax losses as well. “It’s a loss to the government and it needs to be pointed out in absolute clarity. Not just the BCCI’s state units, even the centre will lose money. It’s shocking how certain people are viewing this new revenue sharing model as a means to justifying hiked remuneration for countries like Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. We want to improve on our own infrastructure and some people want to go around distributing it to others,” an administrator was quoted as saying by cricbuzz.com.
Earlier, BCCI‘s acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary had said that the USD 400 million offer presented by the ICC before India is “far less than what the country deserves,” keeping in mind BCCI’s contribution to global cricket revenues, as reported by ANI.