BCCI eager to carry England collection in India, Ranji Trophy unsure

Express News Service

CHENNAI: The BCCI will maintain its subsequent quarterly Apex Council assembly on October 17. Discussions on approving accounts for 2018-19, home cricket and bilateral collection are on the agenda of the digital assembly to be attended by eight Apex Council members (9, if the interim CEO joins in).

Although the BCCI hopes to have the ability to host England in a collection of 5 Tests from February 2021 as per the worldwide schedule, it is dependent upon the state of affairs in India. President Sourav Ganguly mentioned a couple of days in the past that the board desires to stage these matches at residence. But with COVID-19 making issues unsure, a call won’t be taken in haste.

It is learnt that board officers are prepared to attend till the tip of the tour of Australia (January 19, tentatively), earlier than taking a call. If it is not potential in India, BCCI will take a look at the UAE instead.

Matches not happening in India means BCCI loses out on earnings from telecast rights. Star purchased the rights from 2018-23 for Rs 6138.1 crore, which involves a median of Rs 60 crore per match. Cancellation of two ODIs towards South Africa and three towards England as a result of pandemic has already price the board Rs 300 crore. Staging the England Tests together with the cancelled ODIs is vital from the monetary standpoint, therefore the UAE is a back-up.

The pandemic continues to forged a shadow over home cricket. The BCCI was pondering of a truncated season with the Ranji Trophy being the precedence within the males’s part. As the state of affairs continues to be worrying in a number of components of the nation, there could also be second ideas. If want be, solely the one-dayers and T20s will probably be performed.

But the Apex Council council can solely talk about and suggest plans. Decisions on restructuring of home cricket must be accepted by the overall physique. As issues stand, there isn’t a certainty over a normal physique assembly both. There is time until December 30 to carry the assembly.

As far as accounts for 2018-19 goes, it’s learnt that papers of that interval are nonetheless not cleared. The BCCI was run by the court-appointed committee of directors throughout that point. Even this could require the approval of the overall physique, as that’s the solely discussion board the place annual accounts may be handed.

No ICC candidate but

The International Cricket Council has began the method of electing its subsequent chairman. October 18 is the final date of submitting nominations. Candidates must be a gift or former member of the ICC Board. He or she additionally needs to be seconded by a member of the ICC Board.

Till this cut-off date, the BCCI has not determined whether or not Ganguly or anyone else will probably be nominated. Whether the BCCI would again anyone for the publish will not be listed within the agenda of the Apex Council assembly.

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