The big story: BCCI to be biggest losers in ICC’s proposed revenue re-shuffle

The Board of Control for Cricket in India could to lose around $180-190 million (Rs. 1270 crore approximately) if the revised revenue sharing model floated by ICC chief Shashank Manohar is implemented, ESPNCricinfo reported.

According to a financial model proposed by former ICC chief N Srinivasan in 2014, BCCI were to receive $440-445 million (Rs. 2973.5 crore approximately) over eight years from 2015-2023, the report stated.

The revised model however has reduced the figure to around $255-260 million (Rs 1737.2 crore approximately) for the eight-year period. However, despite the reduction, BCCI will continue to rake in the most revenue among cricket-playing nations.

The ICC had been operating under the ‘Big Three’ revenue model since 2014, that saw BCCI, England and Wales Cricket Board and Cricket Australia get a major chunk of the revenue as they generate majority of the world cricket body’s income.

However, after taking over the reins, Manohar mooted a roll-back of the revenue model. The draft of a new constitution was passed in principle at the ICC working group committee meeting held earlier this month. It is likely to be formally implemented in April.

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