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News: An increase in HPP countries funding?

Anyone knows what is being talked about here? I think the idea is to double the dev budgets for the top associates, while reducing the budgets for the others. The funny thing is that all the associates need to vote it in 🙂 Which is unlikely to happen. But I like the fact that the ICC is thinking on these lines.

$1 million / year for the top 6 associates……… and the ICC would have put in a system by which top 6 associates should be able to take the step up…… the rest of the pieces are already in place……

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  1. Ram
    August 22, 2007 at 2:58 am

    I don’t exactly get the point here…The article says the top 6 will each get upto $2 million a year which roughly works out to the 6% share…And..25% of the rest for the remaining countries should still be significantly more than what they’re getting now…So, isn’t it a win-win situation for all?

    But ideally, I think a flat 20% share on ICC’s revenues should be a good number considering that with such amounts, the cricketing economies in about 15-20 countries (plus China and Japan) can be easily spurred along with providing significant funding for Affiliate members (that’s currently non-existent)…I don’t think 20% is a huge increase from approx. 15% that the ICC (together with the ACC) have spent on development over the last 8 years…And, tackling Zim appropriately will also make a huge difference…

  2. Roland Ilube
    August 22, 2007 at 5:39 am

    It seems to be saying that while all associates would receive more funding in absolute terms, the top 6 would get a relatively much larger slice of the cake. I guess the issue is why would the other associates agree to that

    Not that I am disputing the 15% number that you cite but can you tell me where/how you came by that number?

    Also, when you talk about increasing this level to about 20%, are you talking about 20% of existing levels of ICC revenue, or 20% of new levels taking into account the ICC’s new sponsorship and TV arrangements(which would then be a much more substantial increase)?

  3. Ram
    August 22, 2007 at 6:03 am

    I know for a fact that the ICC spent around $55-60 million over the 8 year period till 2007 on development….Also, the ACC got $2.6 million separately from ICC from 2002 Champions Trophy…Considering other editions in 2000, 2004 and 2006 and the Asia Cup in 2004, I don’t think $25 million would be a bad guess…I think it is somewhere around that 15% figure, neither significantly higher nor lower….

    And,,for your 2nd question, I’m referring to 20% of the newer deals…In this model, a good percentage of Associates can benefit along with fellow Affiliates which means almost all countries are likely to vote for it…

  4. August 22, 2007 at 2:46 pm

    I think the idea of this is sound, and could be voted through if it is looked at properly by all the Associates. My reading is that everyone will be better off than they are no under the new deal anyway and as Nasir says, it will give the top 6 the opportunity to make the next step up. It would be great to give everyone an identical slice, but would not help build a bridge between Test and Associate level. Ultimately, this is what every Associate nation should be aiming for (over differing time frames of course).

    Also remember that the top 6 can potentially change every 4 years when they qualify and I’m sure there are at least a few Associates out there with their eyes on Bermuda’s place, with or without the extra funding…

  5. August 24, 2007 at 12:59 am

    Is there someplace where I can get more information on this? I still dont get exactly what is happenning……

  6. Art
    August 24, 2007 at 8:59 pm

    Perhaps you have seen this recent article.

    http://www.cricketeurope4.net/DATABASE/ARTICLES/articles/000055/005510.shtml

    An interesting view on things.

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