Weakening BCCI to weaken BCB: Nazmul

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President of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Nazmul Hassan has said if India is weakened in the world’s cricket governance, Bangladesh’s cricket also gets weaker.

“We don’t want any member country to get hurt. Especially India as they have always supported us. If India becomes weak, we also become weak,” he said in New Delhi on Wednesday, ESPNCricinfo reported referring to PTI.

The BCB chief, also a part of ICC working group, reportedly made his observations after he met a top official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Nazmul Hassan was said to have discussed with the BCCI’s committee of administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai issues related to the ICC board meeting later this month.

“Everybody is trying to find a middle path to solve [the revenue structure problem] in a more amicable manner,” Hassan was quoted to have said.

However, the report said, Hassan is an advocate of equitable distribution of ICC revenue. “I was a party to the decision when N Srinivasan was there [as ICC head] and the Big Three concept was mooted. Look, I believe we need a more equitable distribution but that certainly doesn’t mean you take away India’s share. No, no that’s not what we want.”

Hassan also felt that there was still a need, though, to help member countries which are going through financial crises.

Asked about the proposed changes to the ICC’s governance structure, Hassan said different member countries had different issues with it. “Not all of us had agreed on the governance structure. There are a lot of issues that others don’t agree and there are some with which we don’t agree. That’s why it was placed at the ICC board meeting for everybody’s observation.”

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