Sourav Ganguly to travel London for MCC meeting
It has stood by its previous stance with the reason being that the BCCI would have to give up its 'member autonomy' if they join Olympics.
Published - Jun 29, 2017 10:34 pm | Updated - Jun 29, 2017 10:34 pm
Recently, Dave Richardson, the ICC chief executive stated that the time is right to bid Twenty20 cricket for the Olympics. This might be among the intriguing topics that might be discussed during the MCC World Cricket Committee meeting scheduled at Lord’s on the 3rd and 4th of July. “We need to make a decision by July so we can make an application in time for September, when, as I understand it, the (International Olympic Committee) will consider new sports for 2024,” Richardson had said.
As Richardson and Co. meet, lots remain to be discussed. They’re expected to take a call on Olympics while the feature of introducing 4-day Tests might also come into play. There would also be an evaluation of the day-night Tests played so far. The ICC revenue sharing agreement is also subjected to a dialogue.
The Decision Review System is expected to be debated alongside the calling of no balls by the third umpire. The Australian players pay dispute will also come into the picture as the ICC might step in to resolve it. Other things to be examined include corruption, proposed Commonwealth series to Pakistan and the current Indian board administration setup.
BCCI unwilling to back cricket in Olympics
Sourav Ganguly who would also be a part of this meeting made it clear that the BCCI wasn’t keen on introducing Twenty20 in Olympics. It has stood by its previous stance with the reason being that the BCCI would have to give up its ‘member autonomy’ if they join Olympics, which is one of its objections as they have been a separate entity from the Indian Olympic Association as well as the sports ministry.
Speaking about his upcoming show ‘Dadagiri’, Sourav expressed his desire to invite two of India’s biggest celebrities. “I would like to see Amitabh Bachchan and Tendulkar on the sets of Dadagiri. I will ask him, if I happen to meet him,” Ganguly said.