Shashank Manohar offers model that could cost BCCI close to $300 million, board rejects it outright
The revenue model feud between the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) continued on Tuesday with the Indian cricket body outrightly rejecting the world body’s offer of an additional $100 million in the proposed format.
“Yes, ICC chairman Shashank Manohar gave us an offer of an additional $100 million in the new financial model. In fact, he gave us a deadline to get back to him. From our end, we won’t get back to him as we don’t even consider it an offer,” said a senior BCCI source present in Dubai.
Asked why the offer is not even being considered, the official blamed it on the trust deficit between Manohar and the BCCI. “The offer came from Manohar. He is the chairman but ICC is a members’ body and the chairman doesn’t decide who gets what share of the pie. It’s the members who decide. We are still working on the formula with all nations. They are receptive. Mr Manohar doesn’t decide what should be BCCI’s share,” the official added.
The BCCI has been at loggerheads with the ICC on the proposed revenue model which considerably cuts down India’s share. In the existing revenue distribution …read more