Dhaka: International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Shashank Manohar is mulling the option of giving away six percent of India’s 22 percent share of revenues back to the apex body, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan said on Saturday. (No Permanent Positions For Board of Control For Cricket in India, England and Australian Boards: International Cricket Council)
At the recent ICC Board meeting in Dubai, it was learnt Manohar discussed the possibility and would consult the board on this.
“Mr Shashank Manohar has said he wants to give away a percentage from India’s behalf. He said he will speak to his board and if he gets approval, he said he will give around 6 percent of the money,” Hassan said.
“Shashank Manohar is a logical man. He thought that if India gives away 6 percent, it would help those countries below them. But first he has to get this approved by the board.”
After he became the BCCI president and, by extension, the ICC chairman, Manohar said in a personal capacity, disagreeing with the constitutional revamp carried out in 2014 in controversial circumstances which allowed the BCCI, the ECB and Cricket Australia a greater share of profits in the ICC and more authority.
“I do not agree with the Big three countries bullying the ICC,” Manohar had said upon returning from Dubai after his first visit to the ICC headquarters in November.
“Because it is nice to say that India (BCCI) will get 22 percent of the total revenue of the ICC but you cannot make the poor poorer and the rich richer, only because you have the clout. The ICC runs cricket throughout the world,” he had said.