BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary tries to create unanimity among members on Champions Trophy boycott threat

first_imgBCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry has asked full members of the board to issue a letter to Amitabh Chaudhry stating that the Indian board has approved the decision to send a notice to the IBC/ICC to cure the breach as per the terms of the Members Participation Agreement immediately.India Today is in possession of the letter.The decision, Anirudh, said in his letter to the full members, was taken during a conference call which was organised through the BCCI office “rather than the other channel for obvious reasons.”BCCI is currently in a tussle with the ICC over its revenue sharing model. While the BCCI wants USD 570 million, the ICC had approved only USD 290 million before offering an additional USD 100 million to end the standoff.However, the BCCI has been in no mood to relent. A faction in the Indian board is keen on threatening the ICC with a boycott of the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in England next month. (BCCI misses deadline for naming squad)But the Committee of Administrators is against any such move and wants unanimity on the issue. Anirudh, through his letter, is seeking to get a clear majority in a bid to issue the Champions Trophy boycott threat. (BCCI isolated at International Cricket Council: Sources to India Today)Earlier, speaking exclusively to India Today, Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai once again ruled out India threatening to pull out of ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales in June.”We have to build consensus and create a enabling environment for us to show our cricketing capability which is at its peak now. We can’t afford to be rigid and taciturn and have other country boards begin to hate us.”advertisementMeanwhile, the CoA issued directions to members stating that “all letters, notices and other correspondence on behalf of the BCCI which seek to invoke or exercise any rights/ remedies under the Members Participation Agreement entered into between the BCCI and the ICC Business Corporation FZ-LLC (“IBC”) shall only be issued with the prior approval of the Committee of Administrators.”The CoA also went on say that its direction shall also apply to letters, notices and other correspondence which seek to invoke or exercise any rights/ remedies against the International Cricket Council (“ICC”).last_img

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