The BCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA) warned state units of dire legal consequences if they attempt to sabotage Indian Premier League matches.
The CoA, which met in New Delhi on Friday, felt that the state units are trying to mislead the public as they have never ever been required to spend any money from their coffers for arranging IPL matches.
In fact, a top BCCI source in the know of things said that the state units are blatantly lying as it is the BCCI and franchises which share the cost of hosting association on a 50-50 basis and not the state units. Some of the state units are trying to portray a different picture.
“The franchise pays 50% of the amount first up while the BCCI pays the remaining amount after the IPL is over. So where do the state units come into picture,” a top source said on condition of anonymity.
Vikram Limaye, like the last time, will be representing BCCI at the ICC Board Meeting while CEO Rahul Johri will be present at the Chief Executives Meeting.
The issue of Shashank Manohar’s resignation from ICC chairmanship was also discussed at the meeting and the CoA decided that it will carry on discussions with the other member boards on proposed revenue model and constitutional reforms.
“The BCCI will carry on its discussions with other member boards. As far as ICC chairmanship is concerned, it’s the call of the ICC Board,” the source said.
The Supreme Court hearing on March 20 also came up for discussion. As of now, most of the state units have not complied with Lodha Committee reforms. The CoA has already submitted a first status report to the Supreme Court.