After Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has missed its deadline for squad submission on April 25, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri while speaking to the media persons on the sidelines of Oppo event launch at Mumbai’s JW Marriot Sahar hotel stated the participation of Team India for upcoming ICC Champions Trophy would come to forth at the Special General Meeting on May 7.
“There’s an SGM scheduled on May 7. Wait for it. You’ll know everything after it,” Times of India quoted Rahul Johri.
As world cricket governing body, International Cricket Council (ICC) has proposed a new model of revenue which has further witnessed a massive reduction in BCCI’s revenue, as the cricket followers are further witnessing impasse between both the boards.
Johri, who was also asked about the escalating political tensions between two neighbouring countries India-Pakistan while adding would it affect cricket in general.
“That’s for the government, and not us to decide,” Johri replied.
Following newly introduced model, India is bound to receive USD 293 million, whereas; the BCCI used to get USD 570 million when ‘Big Three’ was introduced in 2014 which was further comprised of Australia and England.
The reports suggested that final decision is expected to be taken during the meeting by its BCCI members which are being supervised by Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) before presenting the status report to the apex body following Lodha Committee Recommendations.
Earlier, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) which is being headed by Vinod Rai has cautioned BCCI for not boycotting the mega event before warning the board to announce the 15-member squad as soon as possible.
On April 26, ICC’s chairman Shashank Manohar held a crucial meet of Committee of Executives at the ICC Academy in Dubai which further saw BCCI outvoted over governance structure and redistribution model by the different boards.
As Team India members are participating in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), they missed out on attending the jersey launch in Mumbai in which BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and Global Vice President and President of Oppo India Sky Li unveiled the jersey for Men-in-Blue which they will don against arch-rivals Pakistan on June 4 at Edgbaston.
One of the members of CoA, Diana Edulji, the former women’s team skipper was present on the occasion alongside General Managers of the board MV Sridhar and Ratnakar Shetty.