ICC has no relevance with out BCCI, says Anurag Thakur


India of late has misplaced its voice within the ICC and in its newest working group.

BCCI President Anurag Thakur
Former BCCI President Anurag Thakur. (Picture by SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Photos)

Union minister and former Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur on Saturday hit out on the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) saying the latter has little relevance with out the Indian board, the richest on this planet.

The 45-year-old, who’s the Union minister of state for finance and company affairs, was in Mumbai for the Sandad Mahakumbh award ceremony the place he mentioned the identical citing the truth that the Indian board used to present the sport’s world physique 75 % of grants.

Anurag, son of former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and an MP from the state since 2008, additionally backed newly-elected BCCI president Sourav Ganguly and expressed hope that the latter will take up the matter with the ICC and convey the BCCI the share it deserves.

New BCCI treasurer additionally feels the identical as his brother Anurag Thakur

“The ICC has no relevance with out the BCCI because it used to present it seventy-five % of grants to run its affairs,” Republic TV cited reviews quoting Anurag, additionally the brother of newly appointed BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal, as saying. Anurag was additionally optimistic that his brother would do the job as a treasurer actually. Arun additionally echoed Anurag’s sentiments just lately saying that India not having a say within the ICC is a significant concern. He questioned the very relevance of the ICC if it doesn’t have India in a outstanding function.

Anurag, who served because the BCCI president between 2015 and 2017, just isn’t immediately concerned within the BCCI’s affairs anymore however he mentioned he’s open to guiding the board on sure issues.

India of late has misplaced its voice within the ICC and in its newest working group, there is no such thing as a consultant from the foremost cricketing energy. Underneath the ‘Huge Three Mode’ (England, Australia and India), India had been alleged to get $570 million from the ICC’s revenue-sharing mannequin.

However beneath the times of Shashank Manohar, India misplaced the vote within the mannequin and needed to accept solely $293 million. The onus lies on Ganguly now to go to the ICC because the BCCI’s man and get its share. Ganguly mentioned in a press convention final week about getting $372 million from the world physique, primarily throughout the back-end of the eight-year cycle beginning 2016 by which India hosts the World Cups of 2021 (T20I) and 2023 (ODI).