ICC Board Meeting: BCCI Opposes ICC EOI Policy for Global Meetings | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: The Indian Cricket Council has expressed reservations about ICC’s policy of inviting bidders (expression of interest) to host world tournaments during the next eight-year cycle between 2023-2031.
At an ICC board meeting on Thursday, the BCCI made it clear that it was totally against the idea of ​​the global body issuing EOIs and asking for money from any potential host country.
“Senior BCCI officials made clear their dissatisfaction with this concept of EOI for the next cycle at yesterday’s board meeting,” said a senior BCCI official familiar with the development. .
“In fact, we are confident we have good support from England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia (CA).
The concept of expression of interest has been blessed by ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney, who has had the support of boards such as Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
“Even some of the smaller councils like Oman and Emirates Cricket board as well as Malaysia and Singapore are among those who have submitted a combined EOI to host global meetings,” the source said.
It is believed that there were around 93 expressions of interest in 28 flagship events (men, women and U19) during the 2023-2031 cycle, but this push to demand money for the granting of rights to hosting has encountered an obstacle from the richest council in the world which in principle is against such a policy.
We also learn that so far some of the influential boards of directors are not ready with ICC’s plan to host a flagship event in each of the eight years in the next cycle.

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