Cricket Australia to overhaul financial model, take control of venue arrangements
Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) has revealed it is set to overhaul its financial model and take control of venue arrangements for international matches.
While CA has largely been in charge of fixturing, each state currently operates its own international matches, and retains gate receipts and catering, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
However, CA chairman Wally Edwards said yesterday that this was a tired process and the game`s governing body would now take charge, opting for what he said was "model C".
In return, CA will deliver a minimum financial distribution to each state, and will determine how much extra each state receives.
New South Wales and Victoria, for instance, can expect the most revenue when the model is completed and adopted into a four-year cycle.
"We have all agreed that we are going to move to this model C and in model C Cricket Australia will take over the operation of all the international matches," Edwards said.
He added: "They will do all the marketing of tickets, take all the cash, etc. In return for that, model C involves the provision of a minimum guaranteed grant to each state that will reflect a no-loss situation. Effectively, the states ... will be better off, in fact."
However, this process could lead to job losses, as CA looks to centralise the sport`s operations.
Edwards said plans to cut the CA board from 14 members to nine, featuring one member from each state and three independents, were progressing.
CA continues to take feedback from all states, with a final resolution to be aired at a June 15 meeting.
A special meeting will then be held in July, requiring 11 of the 14 members to agree to a smaller board. If passed, this will come into operation from October.
However, it wouldn`t be for another three years before the board, after a review, would be totally independent, meaning a delegate would not be allowed to be on both a state and the CA board.
Edwards said the three-year period was needed because of legalities.
He also endorsed a contentious point of last year`s Argus report that led to the Australian captain again becoming a selector.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Trump-Sharif conversation: Team Donald denies Pakistan's claims
- Rahul Gandhi's and Congress' Twitter accounts hacked: Who's behind it?
- Rahul Gandhi's Twitter handle hacked again
- Hizbul commander Musa issues threats of attacks in new video
- Panel discussion over Mamata Banerjee's false allegations on Indian Army for political gains
- Gujarat businessman declares highest ever black money amount – Rs 13,000 crore!
- Army proves Mamata Banerjee wrong, releases letter showing West Bengal govt knew of exercise
- Rs 4.7 crore cash in Rs 2000 notes! Biggest seizure in new currency post demonetisation - What I-T recovered from Bengaluru, Chennai and Erode
- Manohar Parrikar exposes Mamata's attempt to politicise routine Army exercise in Kolkata
- Scam? 'Aam Aadmi Party using Delhi Transport Corporation to exchange Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes'