Anurag Thakur officially a part of ICC's Finance & Commercial Affairs committee

The International Cricket Council seemed to have mend fences with the BCCI as president Anurag Thakur is now officially a part of the powerful Finance & Commercial Affairs after completion of its board meeting in Cape Town on Friday.

PTI October 14, 2016 23:20:12 IST
Anurag Thakur officially a part of ICC's Finance & Commercial Affairs committee

New Delhi: The International Cricket Council seemed to have mend fences with the BCCI as president Anurag Thakur is now officially a part of the powerful Finance & Commercial Affairs after completion of its board meeting in Cape Town on Friday.

The F&CA wing is arguably one of the most powerful decision making sub-committee of ICC as all the revenue related financial aspects are passed through this committee.

Anurag Thakur officially a part of ICCs Finance  Commercial Affairs committee

File image of BCCI president Anurag Thakur. AFP

The BCCI had raised objections about not having it's representative in F&CA committee and senior officials in the board termed it as a humiliation with Shashank Manohar being chairman of global body.

BCCI had also raised objections about the proposed budget for next year's Champions Trophy and board felt that their absence in F&CA has been a reason for it.

A BCCI source who is aware of the rules said that moment Thakur was made chairman of the Development Committee of ICC, he automatically became part of F&CA committee.

"The rule states that since Anurag has been made Chairman Development Committee, he is also member of the F&CA, Executive Committee (ExCo) and Governing Committee," the source told PTI.

While former president N Srinivasan, known for his tough stand, was the chairman of F&CA, Thakur's presence in the powerful committees will mean that BCCI will have a bigger say in revenue related decision as well as governance structure which includes whether the number of full member voters should be increased or not.

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