BCCI was justified in demanding a bigger share of the global revenue: NZC board member

  • Anantha Narayanan, Hindustan Times, Wellignton
  • Updated: Jan 29, 2014 23:06 IST

New Zealand Cricket board is confident the reforms pushed through by India, Australia and England will in no way affect its future international cricket or revenue.

“We’re going to end up with a playing programme that is pretty strong going through to 2023, which is three years longer than what the current FTP schedule goes for,” NZC board member and former paceman, Martin Snedden, said.

“There's no going backwards in terms of the quality of the playing programme. We’ve got good agreements we’ve reached with Australia, England and India in terms of what that’s going to look like, so we’re in a pretty good place there," Snedden, who attended the ICC board meeting in Dubai, said.

NZC has backed the proposal piloted by the BCCI. On Wednesday, Snedden said he was confident the proposals will be unanimously accepted when the ICC board meets again in February.

“There’s been quite a major shift in the governance provisions that are emerging. That’s a good thing. Certainly they got the message that with the likes of New Zealand and the other smaller countries certainty around the FTP programme was absolutely critical."

Snedden said everyone agreed the BCCI was justified in demanding a bigger share of the global revenue and urged other board members to back BCCI in the global forum. “There is a realisation that everyone benfits from having India inside the camp."

Snedden said: "There’s a bit left in the negotiation process that we have to get through with the other countries. The feeling around the board table is immensely improved on anything they’ve experienced in the last couple of years."

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