ICC Confirms Global Event Every Year Despite BCCI’s Concerns

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Author 2019-10-15 08:57:49

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India is facing a tough time with the International Cricket Council at the moment. Both the boards are failing to end up on even terms, as the Apex body is pretty happy to go with their decision while BCCI is strongly opposing the idea of the International Cricket Council.

The new program calls for World T20 every year and 50-over World Cup every three years, which is being perceived as ICC’s plan to enter the global media rights markets for the 2023-2028 period. It will be done before BCCI and exhaust the lion’s share of revenues from potential broadcasters such as Star Sports.

If ICC organises global event every year, certainly, it makes a major effect on the Indian Premier League, as the overseas players will prefer national tournaments. The media rights will also be divided, which makes a massive impact on India’s financial policies.

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ICC Wants Global event every year from 2023:

However, on Monday the ICC Board gave consent to include an extra global tournament in the next events rights cycle, which starts after the 2023 World Cup. The supreme board wants to go with their own ideas without looking much into the concerns of BCCI.

“The Board decided that the eight-year cycle commencing in 2023 will comprise eight Men’s events, eight Women’s events, four Men’s U-19 events and four Women’s U-19 events,” the ICC said in a release on Monday.

BCCI committed to bilateral cricket:

Speaking of the same, the Indian board wants to fulfil the agreements made with the fellow members regarding the bilateral ties. BCCI doesn’t want to hamper those bilateral series at any cost.

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“The BCCI stands committed to bilateral cricket and would have continuing time requirement as in the current FTP. It is important for BCCI to fulfil all its bilateral commitments to fellow full members,” BCCI official quoted.

BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has categorically told his ICC counterpart Manu Sawhney in an email that the move “will not be prudent” on many counts. Meanwhile, this would be the major problem to solve for Sourav Ganguly when he gets a new role in BCCI.

The draft proposal for the post-2023 period was mooted at the recent ICC Chief Executives Meeting. It would be interesting to see how things would pan out.

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