'Deducted other countries' shares and increased India's share' - PCB Chief Zaka Ashraf makes shocking statements after ICC meeting
Arun Dhumal had said in a statement that the BCCI has strengthened its global standing as an innovative body under Jay Shah.
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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf made a huge revelation after he met with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah during a recent International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting. He revealed the ICC deducted the revenue of other member nations while BCCI's was increased, even though Pakistan's income share doubled.
He went on to say that he had requested the revenue calculation from the ICC chairman, but he told him that former PCB chairman Najam Sethi was aware of the same.
“I met Jay Shah and other board members, and I insisted that we should take the international cricket forward together. I believe we will be better together. This time, our revenue-sharing with the ICC doubled. But they deducted other countries' shares and increased India's and we took a stand.
I also gave a deciding vote, I told them you haven't given us a calculation on how India's revenue-sharing increased. They said they had given the calculations to Najam Sethi. I told them I've checked with him, and he doesn't have it. But the ICC chairman insisted twice that they had shared all the calculations with Mr. Sethi, and that latter even agreed to all of them," Ashraf told Geo Super.
The BCCI has in recent years bolstered its global standing as a visionary board: Dhumal
Arun Dhumal, IPL chairman and BCCI's representative in Chief Executives Committee (CEC), had later said in a statement that the BCCI has strengthened its global standing as an innovative body under Jay Shah.
"The BCCI has in recent years bolstered its global standing as a visionary board under the astute leadership of Jay Shah in the pantheon of cricket, wherein the BCCI has lead by example be it the WPL, pay parity for women or the proliferation of the sport globally with the IPL.
"It was thus, just a matter of time before it's contributions to the game of cricket were recognised by the ICC the apex governing body for cricket globally. The BCCI would like to express its gratitude and appreciation to the ICC for approving the revamped revenue-distribution model during the ICC's AGM in Durban," said Dhumal.