ICC’s decision gives India advantage


The ICC has decided not to interfere in modalities related to bilateral agreement involving two nations, a move that could prove to be handy for the BCCI, which has constantly been harangued by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for “not honouring” a MoU signed in 2014.

The Indian Cricket Board will now also be a part of the governance group, and more importantly, the ICC’s Strategic Working group, which takes decisions on a lot of important commerce and finance related issues.

These were agreed upon in the International Cricket Council’s Annual Conference in London.

The most important development was the ICC’s non-interference in modalities related to bilateral series. This is being perceived as a move that will help them deal with the PCB “more firmly” on series related issues.

According to ICC’s amended constitution, the member nations will have full right to decide on bilateral series, itinerary and every other subsidiary details.

Mini victory

Related to this issue, the BCCI has also earned another “mini victory” as its demand of ICC having “neutral people” in its grievance redressal forum has been met.

Keydecisions at ICC conference

BCCI gets USD 405 million from revenues –– highest among full members with 22.8 percent share.

Appointment of a Deputy Chairman, who shall assume the duties of Chairman, Shashank Manohar, when he is unable to fulfil his duties.

Female Independent Director with full voting rights will be recruited to the ICC Board.

Affiliate Membership has now been removed. Only Full and Associate Membership remain.

All previously categorised Affiliate Members will now become Associate Members.

Every Board Member –– including Full Member and Associate Member Directors, as well as the Independent Chairman and Independent Director –– will each have equal votes.

A 2/3rd majority necessary for a resolution to be approved.

In future, the Chairman of the Associate Members (who comprises one of the three Associate Member Directors) will also be required to be independent of any Member Board.

The ICC also voted unanimously to expel USACA.

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