BCCI Working Committee meets on Monday

New Delhi: Resolving payment-related issues with broadcast rights holder for India`s home matches, Nimbus, and revamp of various cricket academies will top the agenda when the BCCI`s Working Committee meets here on Monday.

The meeting was to originally take place on December 3 but was postponed due to unavailability of some members.

At Monday`s meeting, the working committee will deliberate on whether Nimbus` request for a delay in payment should be accepted with the exact amount reported to be around Rs 100 crore.

Apart from the current payment, the BCCI and Nimbus also have a long-pending `issue` over radio rights. Nimbus is not happy with the All India Radio`s offer and has asked the BCCI to deal with them directly.

Nimbus renewed the rights of Indian cricket in 2009 for a fee of Rs 31.5 crore per international fixture. Also likely to be on the agenda is a revamp of the various cricket academies – both regional and state.

It has been suggested to the Cricket Board to remove overlapping of some functions by the BCCI`s Specialised Academies Committee headed by M P Pandove.

The suggestion of the Pandove-headed committee is expected be among the items that would come up for discussion at the meeting.

At the previous Working Committee meeting, the new player gradation for annual contracts was decided along with the appointment of Evan Speechly as the physiotherapist of the national team and approval of the institution of two new annual awards in memory of former captain Lala Amarnath.