ECB CEO backs ICC’s proposed revenue model, says India justified in getting 38 per cent of earnings

Dubai: India make immense contribution in driving revenues and fuelling the growth of cricket globally and deserve to earn USD 230 million per year from 2024 to 2027 under ICC’s proposed financial model, feels ECB chief executive officer Richard Gould.

According to the new proposed distribution model, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) could earn 38.5 per cent of the USD 600 million earnings over the next four-year commercial cycle with the ECB (USD 41.33 million) and Cricket Australia (USD 37.53 million) being the next highest earners.

The PCB is likely to take home USD 34.51 million (5.75 per cent), while the rest will be shared by the remaining eight full members.

India will open their campaign against Uzbekistan on Saturday.

The women’s Junior Asia Cup, which will conclude on June 11, will also serve as a qualifier for the forthcoming FIH Junior Women’s World Cup later this year.

Notably, the top three teams in the women’s junior Asia Cup will earn automatic qualification for the FIH Junior Women’s World Cup to be played in Santiago, Chile from November 29 to December 10 this year.

Captained by Preeti, India have been grouped in Pool A along side four-time champions Korea, Malaysia, Uzbekistan and Chinese Taipei, while hosts Japan, China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, and Hong Kong China, are in Pool B.

India have won a silver and four bronze medals in the tournament’s seven editions thus far.

Speaking on the team’s preparation ahead of the tournament, captain Preeti said, “We have worked hard over the past few months for this tournament and now we are all geared up to implement everything that we have worked on during training sessions. “Moreover, the senior India team was also training with us on the same campus which helped us and also boosted our confidence.” After a single-legged round-robin stage, the top two sides from each pool will move to the semi-finals while the third and fourth-placed teams will play for the fifth to eighth-rank classification.

The teams that finish fifth in both pools will compete against one another for the ninth and 10th spots.

After Uzbekistan, India will take on Malaysia on June 5, followed by matches against Korea (June 6) and Chinese Taipei (June 8).