Shah heads finance panel, BCCI regaining influence at ICC | Cricket

In the fourth 12 months after elected office-bearers took cost at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from the court docket appointed Committee of Administrators (COA), the Indian board has regained misplaced floor in issues of governance at the world physique. At the International Cricket Council (ICC) AGM in Melbourne, BCCI-backed Greg Barclay retained his submit as ICC chairman and it was determined that BCCI secretary Jay Shah will head the Financial and Commercial Affairs Committee (F&CA).

Shah, the brand new BCCI consultant at the ICC board changing ex-president Sourav Ganguly, has been fronting monetary and administrative choices from his earlier tenure.

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While it was a hard-fought win for New Zealand’s Barclay to beat Imran Khwaja two years again, he was elected unopposed on Saturday, on condition that he had the backing of BCCI. Zimbabwe’s Tavengwa Mukuhlani dropped out.

Barclay has been receptive to India’s concept of an expanded IPL window, which allowed BCCI to safe a whopping 48,390 crore media rights deal not too long ago.

Shah heading the finance committee holds significance because the panel decides the income distribution method amongst member boards and funds allocation for ICC occasions. Also, with BCCI locked in discussions with the union finance ministry over enjoyable tax guidelines for ICC occasions in India, an Indian in cost at the ICC committee would permit for extra leeway.

On the income entrance, as per the earlier mannequin, BCCI received a share of $ 405mn when ICC’s media rights revenue was $2 billion for 8 years. Since then the ICC media rights worth has risen to $3 billion for 4 years from the Indian market alone, with different territories to observe. Whether BCCI chooses to push for a better share from ICC–a serious chunk of BCCI’s earnings come from IPL and India cricket media rights–stays to be seen.


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