The proposed restructuring of administration in the International Cricket Council (ICC) is likely to be given a final shape at a meeting to be held in Singapore on Saturday.

According to sources in the BCCI, the proposals have received support from seven out of ten nations.

“It is confirmed that it will gain majority.

“There have been apprehensions regarding the eighth vote for this proposal to go through but we are confident the target will be achieved,” a Board official said on Thursday.

Sri Lanka, Pakistan and South Africa have reserved their support but the Board expects to convince them at the meeting later this week.

“The opposition has come from three countries all of who have a common television broadcaster.

“We know there is a single force (a former ICC official) behind the opposition. Everything about the proposal is transparent and there is no reason for any cricket board to worry.

“Everyone’s interest has been protected and there is no truth that just three countries will rule the administration,” said the Board official.

Greater share in revenue

The BCCI, with support from Australia and England, has demanded greater share in the revenue because it expects the revenue to be shared on the basis of contributions made by the member countries.

“There are funds being created to protect weaker nations, and this proposal will only ensure that the game’s administration becomes stronger in the coming years,” the Board official claimed.

SLC questions legality of revamp

Special Correspondent reports from Chennai

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) president Jayantha Dharmadasa has, in a letter to the ICC, questioned the proposed revamp put forward by the BCCI, the ECB, and CA.

“Sri Lanka Cricket has received legal advice from its Legal Advisory Committee to the effect that these purported ‘Resolutions’ are in fact not valid resolutions in law,” Dharmadasa wrote to ICC’s head of legal affairs, Iain Higgins.

Dharmadasa raised the point that the new revenue model, based on a ‘contribution cost’ calculation, was not in keeping with the ICC’s constitution, which stipulates equal sharing of revenue from ICC events.

Dharmadasa also questioned the wide-ranging changes to the FTP and the implementation of the ExCo board with three permanent members from India, England and Australia.

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