Melbourne: New ICC chairman N Srinivasan on Thursday denied reports that BCCI had threatened to pull out of the global body. Srinivasan has been put in charge of the International Cricket Council amid changes to its governance that have handed the majority of power and revenues to the sport's "big three" nations -- India, Australia and England.
Earlier this month Sanjay Patel, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), was quoted as saying India had considered quitting the ICC unless it received a greater share of the global game's revenues. But asked if the reported threat to walk away from the ICC had played a driving force in the development of the "Big Three" proposals, Srinivasan said that was an "incorrect assessment". (Read: FICA Raps ICC Over Srinivasan Appointment)
"India has at all times been very supportive of the ICC," he told a news conference during the ICC annual conference in Melbourne. "We may not always agree. But that doesn't mean that one walks away. "We (India) have a view. We always felt we had a right to express our view. "That doesn't mean at any time we would have even dreamt of walking away from the ICC."