BCCI Opposes ICC On The Roll Back Of Revenue Model; Champions Trophy In A Dilemma

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The BCCI is dead against the rolling back of the Big Three revenue model of 2014, that was formulated by the ICC. According to the Big Three Model Revenue, the lion’s share of the revenues was awarded to three countries, namely Australia, England and India. The BCCI is dead against the decision to roll back the model and in lieu of the same, the Indian cricket board can even boycott the Champion’s League 2017.

Cloud Over India Participating In The Champion’s Trophy

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In a two-hour meeting, discussing ICC’s new constitution, some of the top board officials came to a conclusive decision in the Special General Meeting (SGM) that the BCCI will oppose the constitution that seeks to reduce the power and the share of the review that the board enjoys currently.

According to sources, the BCCI feels that ICC is breaching the contract. A source also quoted that the BCCI has been honoring the Big Three Revenue Model and has been honoring the Future Tours Programme for the last two years only because of the same. The source said that if ICC changes the rules now, then it will be stabbing the BCCI on the back. It is also mentioned that the BCCI has not played with Pakistan, only because of the political state, else, they have followed everything as mentioned by the FTP.

The source also said that the BCCI reserves all the rights to take all the decisions under the Members Participation Agreement (MPA).

This means that the BCCI might opt out of the Champions Trophy and also start legal proceedings on the ICC if the rollback of the Big Three Revenue Model is not stopped. It must be noted that Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh are interested in supporting India in the claim. These votes will be very important for India, as they will need 1/3rd of the member to agree with them.

However, amid all these, one good news for all the players from the Australian series is that their cash reward of Rs 50 lakhs has been hiked to Rs 1 crore by the BCCI.

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