BCCI rejects Manohar’s offer of additional $100 million

New Delhi, April 25

The feud between the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Indian cricket board (BCCI) over the revenue-sharing model continued with the latter rejecting an offer of an additional $100 from the world body today.  “ICC chairman Shashank Manohar gave us an offer of an additional $100 million in the new financial model. In fact, he gave us a deadline to get back to him. We won’t get back to him as we don’t even consider it an offer,” said a senior BCCI official. Asked why the offer was not even being considered, the official blamed it on the trust deficit between Manohar and BCCI. “The offer came from Manohar. He is the chairman but ICC is a members’ body and the chairman doesn’t decide who gets what share of the pie. It’s the members who decide. We are still working on a formula with all nations. They are receptive. Manohar doesn’t decide what should be BCCI’s share,” the official added. BCCI has been at loggerheads with ICC on the proposed revenue model, which considerably cuts down India’s share. In the existing revenue-distribution model, BCCI gets $579 million from ICC. If Manohar’s proposal is passed by ICC, BCCI’s share will drastically come down to $290 million.

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