India deserve lion's share in ICC revenues: Cricket Australia

Defending the latest proposal to revamp the International Cricket Council, Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards said that the new draft is fair and keeps every member nation's interest in mind. He also said that India will only get 20 per cent revenues after contributing to close to 80 per cent of it.

updated: February 01, 2014 18:59 IST
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Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards has come out in strong support of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) receiving a lion's share of world cricket revenue, saying that India deserves a fair compensation for contributing 80 per cent of the revenue by "hiring out" their team. (Sri Lanka Cricket defers decision on ICC revamp)

Talking about the new revenue distribution model in the controversial ICC revamp plan that would see the BCCI receiving the lion's share, Edwards said people should understand that India will get just 20 per cent of ICC revenue despite contributing 80 per cent of it. (Cricket will suffer if ICC proposals are accepted: Zaka Ashraf)

"I think what we have negotiated is more than fair. They (India) are contributing towards 80 per cent of the money and they're taking about 20 per cent for hiring their team for the ICC. They are hiring their team out and people need to understand that is worthy of compensation," he said.

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