The International Cricket Council seemed to have mend fences with the BCCI as president Anurag Thakur is now officially a part of the powerful Finance & Commercial Affairs after completion of its board meeting in Cape Town today. The F&CA wing is arguably one of the most powerful decision making sub-committee of ICC as all the revenue related financial aspects are passed through this committee. The BCCI had raised objections about not having it's representative in F&CA committee and senior officials in the board termed it as a humiliation with Shashank Manohar being chairman of global body. BCCI had also raised objections about the proposed budget for next year's Champions Trophy and board felt that their absence in F&CA has been a reason for it. A BCCI source who is aware of the rules said that moment Thakur was made chairman of the Development Committee of ICC, he automatically became part of F&CA committee. "The rule states that since Anurag has been made Chairman Development Committee, he is also member of the F&CA, Executive Committee (ExCo) and Governing Committee," the source told PTI. While former president N Srinivasan, known for his tough stand, was the chairman of F&CA, Thakur's presence in the powerful committees will mean that BCCI will have a bigger say in revenue related decision as well as governance structure which includes whether the number of full member voters should be increased or not.
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