N. Srinivasan defends India's money-minded approach to ICC overhaul

BCCI president N. Srinivasan says the proposed International Cricket Council restructure, piloted by India, is aimed at providing financial stability to all cricket-playing nations.

updated: February 05, 2014 14:47 IST
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New Delhi: Just three days ahead of the International Cricket Council meeting in Singapore that could decide the fate of the impending overhaul of the ICC, Board of Control for Cricket in India's president N Srinivasan has defended the controversial 'Position Paper' and claimed that it is aimed to strengthen world cricket on the whole.

As the BCCI stands to gain the most from the revamp of the revenue model, with its share of revenue rocketing from USD 63 million to USD 766 million, Srinivasan goes on to claim in an interview to ESPNCricinfo that, "A strong India with a vibrant commercial structure is good for world cricket."

Talking about the Members Participating Agreement (MPA), a programme that ethically binds Test-playing nations to play against each other over a period of time, Srinivasan said BCCI had a strong objection against it and raised valid reasons which were recognised by the other Boards. He, however, refused to delve further into the shortcomings of the MPA. (Also read: New Zealand board backs BCCI's plans)

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