While BCCI hadn’t made it official yet, Secretary Jay Shah appears likely to be an Indian representative to the ICC decision-making board unless he decides to steer Roger Binny there and continue to serve on the Chief Executives Committee.
The F&CA committee is the most important of all ICC relief committees and for several years BCCI representatives were not part of it until former BCCI president Sourav Ganguly joined it.
“If Jay represents the BCCI on the ICC board, he will automatically be a part of the F&CA committee. But India has long since stopped running the F&CA and it’s BCCI’s turn to lead the committee,” an ICC statement said. insider familiar with the development told PTI.
Shah will reach Melbourne in the coming days for the annual ICC board meeting.
The newly elected BCCI President Roger Binny and IPL President Arun Dhumal are also expected to reach Australia to watch the T20 World Cup proceedings.
It will be interesting to see who represents BCCI at the ICC Chief Executives Committee (CEC) meeting.
The convention is that the president sits on the ICC board and the secretary sits on the CEC.
The F&CA committee decides on ICC’s annual budget and is also the committee that determines the model for revenue sharing, sponsorship and various rights agreements for a given cycle.
With regard to the position of the chairman, the incumbent Greg Barclay of New Zealand seems to be the frontrunner, although there is a second candidate who has submitted his nomination.
Members are tight-lipped about the second candidate, but it is reportedly either Zimbabwean cricket board Chief Tevengwa Mukhulani or Singaporean Imran Khwaja.
Sourav Ganguly can continue as head of ICC Cricket Committee as it is a three year term.