The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has noticed reports circulating in the national and international media regarding the Board's position on the draft proposal put forward by a working group of the Finance & Commercial Affairs committee of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
It has been widely suggested in sections of the media that the BCB Board of Directors in a meeting held on 23 January 2014, had adopted a resolution in favour of the proposal which seeks considerable structural changes to the ICC and which if approved, may impact the playing opportunities, finances and positions of full member countries including Bangladesh. The BCB wishes to state that such sentiment is purely speculative and is not consistent with the actual facts.
The directors of the Board have been apprised of the contents of the proposal. After a careful review of the draft the Board has found positive elements in certain sections of it which could be beneficial to the future of Bangladesh cricket. On the other hand, the Board has also expressed strict reservations about some portions of the proposal, especially those with legal and constitutional implications and those which may be interpreted as contrary to the rights of a full member.
In respect to the sensitivity and confidentiality of the matter, the BCB has not made any public disclosure of the outcomes from the discussion related to the draft proposal.