ICC approves new tournament despite BCCI’s concerns

After the ICC has decided to include additional tournaments in the next rights cycle, which overlooks BCCI's opposition, Cricket's global governance body is moving towards the game's greatest power.

On Monday, the ICC Board of Directors agreed to include additional global tournaments in the next event rights cycle, which begins after the 2023 World Cup. The ICC's decision means that there will be one ICC Global (men and women) event every year for each of the next eight-year cycles, from 2023 to 2031, at a meeting held in Dubai during the weekend. Cup, four T20 World Cups and two revisions of this additional event. It is understood in more than 50 formats.

According to some officials familiar with the debate at the ICC meeting, it could be a six team 50 over tournament along the small Champions Trophy line.

However, BCCI has already raised some concerns about the addition, and BCCI's next governor, Sourav Ganguly, said that after submitting his nomination, he would like to see BCCI's stake issue in BCCI's ICC earnings on the first media interaction. . He said that India needs to get what it needs, given that India accounts for nearly 70% of the world's cricket income.

The board of directors of the ICC Board of Directors began just one day before BCCI scheduled the signing of a decision before the new administration was enacted (scheduled on October 23rd) and how other global events affect the cricket's calendar.

ESPNcricinfo emailed BCCI chief executive Rahul Johri to Manu Sawhney, an ICC opponent on Sunday. Johri wrote that if the Future Tours Program (FTP) for the next cycle (2023-31) is completed without due deliberation, it will not be "immature" but will have a "broad impact" on both crickets.

In addition, Amita Shod Hari, BCCI's interim assistant, attended the ICC Board of Directors meeting to reflect the feelings of cooking. However, the rest of the board members said that the ICC decided to continue its proposal to save time. It is understood that this movement received extensive support.

The ICC decided that the eight-year cycle, starting in 2023, will consist of eight male events, eight female events, four male U19 events, and four female U19 events.

Shashank Manohar, ICC chairman, said, “After reviewing all options, the board felt that each year the major men's and women's events would complement the calendar with bilateral cricket. "It will provide all stakeholders with a clear structure and context that will enable the growth of the sport and more participation opportunities."

The ICC decision restores the world calendar from 2015, as before the Big Three forced change. Until that year, there were ICC events, or ICC events except 1999 each year since 1999. There was no ICC event. In 2008, Pakistan was due to host the Champions Trophy that year, the next year it was held in South Africa, and in 2005 there was the ICC Super Series in Australia. However, ICC events do not occur for two years on an 8-year cycle from 2015 (2018 and 2022). What ICC wants to avoid in the next cycle is this kind of gap.

But BCCI is reluctant to play ball. "From the beginning BCCI would like to inform you that BCCI cannot agree or verify the ICC event schedule since 2023 and any additional ICC events proposed at this stage." "BCCI is committed to bilateral cricket and there will be ongoing time requirements, as in FTP now. It is important for BCCI to fulfill all bilateral commitments to fellow full members.

"Workgroup discussions are currently underway and there are no recommendations yet. Determining the schedule of 2023 ICC events not only prematurely, but also did not follow the correct procedure. All aspects of ICC events are increasing because they affect both crickets. To discuss and analyze. "

It is understood that this issue was first discussed at the ICC Working Group Conference and the Chief Executive Conference (CEC) meeting held over the weekend in Dubai. A working group consisting of two members of the ICC Board of Directors (Cricket South Africa Chris Crisnen Janni and Cricket Australia Chairman Earl Eddings) together with the CEOs of BCCI (Johri), ECB (Tom Harrison) and Cricket West Indies (Johnny Grave) . Year to develop strategies for the growth and development of cricket. On Saturday, Sawhney demonstrated a larger CEC meeting.

Johri argued that the ICC should prioritize quantum cricket before pushing for more global tournaments on the calendar. Sawhney and the ICC Board of Directors will add 50 or more tournaments every four years to help all members earn additional revenue from the rights ICC sells for the event.

BCCI's position is not surprising that both calendars still have great value. This does not apply to all members. Financially less secure boards can benefit from the increased income that additional ICC events can provide. On the other hand, they bring the value of bilateral cricket and a calendar where more and more domestic T20 leagues are packed with international and domestic T20 crickets, so that one ICC event can be played to hit the T20 league. Some Member States.

Johri pointed out to Sawhney that BCCI would not be able to sign, given that there is a new administration shortly before the BCH will consist of an upcoming BCCI election. Johri wrote that a new BCCI setting was required before making a final decision. "BCCI elections are currently underway and new board members will be able to carefully comment on this issue before making new decisions."

The BCCI seems to have suggested that the ICC should organize a workshop with all the committees to refine the details. Johri said, “The working group discussion must be completed and a report / recommendation to be reviewed by the ICC CEC be submitted.”

Additional inputs from Osman Samiuddin and George Dobell

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