India to Play in Cricket World Cup

ICC News 25/01/03

The Indian team will play in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003 under the terms of an agreement endorsed by the International Cricket Council Executive Board during its telephone hook-up today.

The Board decision effectively calls a truce between the ICC and the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) to allow the players to play by putting in place a series of steps following the tournament to resolve the commercial issues. The decision of the ICC Board will see:

  • The Indian Board accepting responsibility for any claims for compensation that arise from the ICC’s commercial partners as a result of the Indian team playing under altered contracts. The responsibility and size of these claims and will be determined through an arbitration process after the event.
  • That pending the outcome of any arbitration process, the ICC will retain India’s $US9 million dollars World Cup distribution.
  • That should an arbitration process determine that the BCCI is liable for damages and the BCCI refuse to pay this compensation, the ICC Board will recommend that India is suspended from the ICC.

On this basis, the ICC Board today confirmed the decision of the ICC’s World Cup Contracts Committee to permit the Indian team to take the field in South Africa.

ICC President, Malcolm Gray, said that the agreement will see both sides put aside the commercial dispute until after the tournament to allow the best players to represent India.

“This agreement will see the ICC and the BCCI put the current commercial dispute aside for the period of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003,” said Mr Gray.

“It clears the way for the best team to represent India and ensures that the ICC is able to protect the commercial interests of the game around the world through the agreed process to deal with these issues.”

The alterations to the Player Terms in the case of India will see the exclusion period for tournament sponsors limited to just the period of the event and limitations placed on the use of players in promotional campaigns.

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