The tiff between the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) and the International Cricket Council (ICC) is growing day by day. In a recent move, the ICC has kept BCCI out of its newly-formed working group which will work on the future of the governance structure of the ICC board.
Likewise, the working group is not having any representation from England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) too. The newly formed board will also challenge the membership status that will enable more independent directors in the ICC board.
According to media reports, it has been formed to negate the impact of the ‘Big Three’ model, which was produced to ensure that India, Australia, and England, receive the lion’s share from the revenue of ICC.
The group which is formed to carry out the governance reforms will be led by Cricket Australia (CA) chairman Earl Eddings and supported by Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ehsan Mani, New Zealand cricket chairman Greg Barclay, Cricket South Africa president Chris Nenzan, West Indies Cricket president Ricky Skerritt and Cricket Scotland chairman Tony Brian.
As per the sources, there is no BCCI representation in place at the moment. The sources revealed that there is no point in discussing things with CoA chief Vinod Rai and Rahul Johri, as the man who needs to be spoken is BCCI President Sourav Ganguly. It will happen after he assumes office on October 23.