BCCI unlikely to take confrontational approach in Special General Meeting

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is unlikely to take a confrontational stand towards the International Cricket Council (ICC) in the Special General Meeting (SGM), which is currently underway in New Delhi.India Today has learnt that there is no consensus amongst the members on sending a legal notice to the world cricket governing body seeking damages for the breach of the Members Participation Agreement caused at the ICC Board meeting in Dubai on April 26.The Indian cricket board is likely to empower acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary to try and negotiate and reason out with ICC a little more to see if they can increase the revenue from USD 393 million by 30 million more.However, finance will not be the major negotiating issue.The Committee of Administrators (CoA) has convinced the members that governance and bilateral series are far more important and if they have increased say on governance, the shortfall can easily be made up.Meanwhile, the squad for the upcoming Champions Trophy in England will be announced on Monday in a selection meeting which will be attended by captain Virat Kohli.Earlier, the CoA met the state units in two sessions ahead of Sunday’s SGM where implications of a pull-out were discussed. It is learnt that CoA apprised the members of how India will have to pull out of all ICC tourneys till 2023 if they wish to boycott the Champions Trophy, scheduled to start in England from June 1.Meanwhile, the IPL governing council will be meeting on Sunday to discuss media rights for the next cycle of the IPL. It is learnt that media rights cycle would be halved from 10 years to 5 years.advertisementRead morePakistan Cricket Board seeks Rs 447 crore in compensation from BCCI India team for ICC Champions Trophy to be selected on May 8last_img read more

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