The two-day board meeting that ended in Dubai on Sunday was good for the BCCI, but disappointing for Pakistan. , BCCI secretary Jay Shah was included in the ICC Cricket Committee while Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) President Rameez Raja’s proposal for a four-nation tournament was unanimously rejected by the board in the meeting.
This eliminates the possibility of India vs Pakistan matches being played at neutral venues. In other significant developments, BCCI secretary Jay Shah was added to the ICC Cricket Committee. Shah’s name is being discussed as the next president of the ICC, but neither the BCCI secretary himself nor sources close to him have confirmed it. PCB chairman Rameez’s plans were not given much attention in the meeting.
Raja prepared a white paper for the four-nation annual Twenty20 or ODI tournament, Pakistan, India, Australia and England, under the auspices of the ICC. They believe this could generate ₹750 million (about Rs 57 billion) in revenue for the global body in five years, the bulk of which could go to these four countries. The World Cup is played. Only in tournaments of many countries.
A board member said: “The ICC Finance and Trade Committee (F&CA) was against the proposal. As we know, MPA (Member Participation Agreement) does not allow any member country to host tournaments of more than three countries. Such a plan will have an impact on major ICC tournaments (ODI and T20 World Cup).
The meeting appreciated the contribution of home umpires during COVID-19, but decided to use an impartial umpire in Test matches from next season after the travel ban was eased as recommended by the Men’s Cricket Committee. In the meeting, the first event of the Under-19 Women’s Twenty20 World Cup was handed over to South Africa. Sixteen teams will take part in this event to be held in January.