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Posted at: Mar 20, 2017, 2:31 AM; last updated: Mar 20, 2017, 2:31 AM (IST)BRIEFLY

BCCI warns use of MPA right if revenue model not changed

New Delhi

BCCI today sent an 11-page letter to ICC chief executive Dave Richardson categorically rejecting the proposed revenue model and constitutional reforms. BCCI has reminded the world body that they have the option of exercising the rights mentioned under the Members’ Participation Agreement (MPA). While BCCI’s stand was always known, Committee of Administrators (CoA) member Vikram Limaye in his letter has pointed out that ICC should respect the MPA signed on October 12, 2014. It has been learnt that BCCI can take legal recourse if ICC violates MPA, which assures certain benefits to the member nations who compete in the ICC tournaments from 2015-2023.

New Delhi

Mumbai loses permanent voting status in BCCI

Indian cricket’s power centre, Mumbai, has lost its permanent voting status as per the new constitution of BCCI finalised by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) appointed by the Supreme Court of India. Predictably, all the North-eastern states including Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim have been granted full membership and voting rights as recommended in the Lodha Panel reforms. Uttarakhand, Telangana are also full members now. While Bihar gets back its voting right, it will only start to function after the pending court cases are over.

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BCCI CEO rejects early release of IPL funds

BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has categorically told the 10 state associations that their request for early release of funds to conduct IPL matches is “not justified” as it violates the tripartite agreement. The original request was made by the Saurashtra Cricket Association but Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Mumbai, Bengal, Punjab, UP, Delhi and Hyderabad were also mentioned in the letter. 

New Delhi

Shami set to play Hazare final against Tamil Nadu

Mohammed Shami will bolster the Bengal pace attack in Vijay Hazare Trophy final against Tamil Nadu tomorrow. Shami, who played one match for Bengal in the league stage, has reportedly joined the team. — Agencies


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