BCCI president Shashank Manohar may have earned plaudits from the ICC member nations on reviewing the constitutional amendments which give more powers to the ‘Big Three’ but his decision of not consulting the BCCI top brass has not gone down well with a lot of influential members.
“I think Shashank Manohar is the BCCI representative in the ICC board and our nominee for the chairman’s post. He has gone there and expressed his views but the ideal process would have been to call a meeting and apprise the members of his decision. The decision to compromise on BCCI’s interests has been unilaterally taken by Manohar,” a senior BCCI official from central zone told PTI today.
“It’s still under review but one needs to understand that if BCCI’s position is compromised, then it also happens to hit our revenue generation. Now if Lodha Committee reforms are implemented in toto, the advertisement revenue itself will take a massive hit. So it will be double trouble for us financially,” the official explained.
Under Manohar, the ICC Board decided: “Chairman will not be allowed to hold any post with any Member Board and may be re-elected at the expiry of the term with a maximum limit of three terms.” In fact, there is some discontentment in the BCCI about this decision as the anti-Manohar faction believes that this is done with an aim of self-preservation.
“There is a feeling among a section of the BCCI members that Manohar will come back at the ICC after this term, especially once he is done with BCCI presidency in the year 2017. Since a chairman has three terms, Manohar will still have two terms in his kitty. It will be interesting to see what he does post-2017,” the source said.