BCCI rejects main recommendations on restructuring of ICC

BCCI rejects main recommendations on restructuring of ICC

The Indian Cricket Board and the ICC were today heading towards a collision course with the former rejecting the key recommendations of the Lord Woolf report concerning the restructuring in the top management of the world body.

BCCI President N Srinivasan told a press conference here that the Working Committee of the Board has rejected the main recommendations made by the committee headed by Lord Woolf.

"The working committee discussed all the main recommendations of the report submitted to the ICC by a committee headed by Lord Woolf. The working committee was of the opinion that these recommendations were not acceptable and rejected it," Srinivasan said after the BCCI Working Committee meeting.

"The Working Committee was in particular not agreeable to the changes in the structure of the management of ICC that had been proposed," he added.

Srinivasan, however, did not specify which of the several recommendations of the Woolf report the BCCI was opposed to.

The ICC's independent governance review, headed by Lord Woolf, had called for sweeping changes in the administration of cricket and the functioning of its governing body.

It recommended a restructuring of the ICC's executive board to make it more independent and less dominated by the bigger and more powerful countries and also a re-examination of the rights and benefits of the Test-playing Full Member nations, calling for measures to increase transparency in dealings by the ICC and its members.