Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan made it abundantly clear that the BCB did not agree with two things on the International Cricket Council's (ICC's) docket during the ongoing board meeting.
"Three days before we came here, we informed the ICC that we do not agree with two specific things. One of them is relegation; we said that we don't agree with a Full Member going down," Hassan told reporters in Colombo on March 15. "The second is voting rights -- we said that we don't agree with it as it is 75/25 now."
What they had informed the ICC remained a mystery -- until now. ESPNCricinfo has obtained the letter sent by the BCB, which spells out that Full Membership must be 'irrevocable'.
"After reviewing the draft, the Board's stand is that Full Membership status of the 10 current Test nations must not be compromised under any circumstances and should be made irrevocable," the letter reads.
"The new proposal should only be applicable for the current Associate Members when they become 'Temporary / Provisional Full Member' of the ICC. However, once a 'Temporary / Provisional Full Member' gains Full Member status, then that status should become irrevocable."
Another concern voiced in the letter was Full Membership being linked to the performance of a nation's women's cricket team.
“Women's cricket should not be a determining factor for Full Membership criteria as most countries are still in the process of structuring and developing the women's game."