ICC says ‘Indra Nooyi ran away’ over conflict of interest allegations, follow live updates


ICC Media Rights Tender – Indra Nooyi Conflict of Interest: The International Cricket Council has responded to allegations of conflict of interest…

ICC Media Rights Tender – Indra Nooyi Conflict of Interest: The International Cricket Council has responded to conflict of interest allegations against board member Indra Nooyi. The former PepsiCo CEO’s role on Amazon’s board has raised questions about the fairness of the ICC Media Rights Auction. However, ICC responding to the allegations said it recused itself from attending the ITT meetings and process. His dual role in Amazon and ICC has angered broadcasters who are already at odds with the ICC over the bidding documents and lack of transparency. Follow Sports Business News updates and ICC Media tender updates with InsideSpot.IN.

“Indra Nooyi’s appointment to Amazon’s board of directors was declared to the ICC when she took office. As a result, she has withdrawn from any ICC Board discussion of the ITT process since then. She was not involved in any capacity and will not be part of the ICC Board’s final decision on the ITT,” an ICC spokesperson told Cricbuzz.

The former CEO of Pepsico became the first woman to be appointed as an independent director of the ICC in 2018. In 2019, Amazon named her to its new 11-member board. At the e-commerce giant, she is part of the audit committee. She is also a member of ICC’s Finance and Business Affairs Committee.

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TOI reported that Indra Nooyi is aware of ICC’s Future Tours Program (FTP) and upcoming events. With her position at Amazon, she is in a conflict of interest situation. Interestingly, then-President Shashank Manohar appointed Nooyi to spearhead ICC transparency and governance.

ICC media rights tender: why is Indra Nooyi in the eye of the storm?

  • The former CEO of PepsiCo is a member of Amazon’s board of directors.
  • Amazon should bid for ICC Media Rights.
  • As Nooyi is also a member of ICC’s Finance and Business Affairs Committee, this creates a conflict of interest issue.
  • As an ICC member, Nooyi already has information regarding the ICC Future Tour (FTP) program and upcoming events.
  • The ICC came to Nooyi’s defense, saying she did not attend ICC board meetings because of her role at Amazon.
  • But Indian broadcasters are unhappy with his presence on the board of Amazon and ICC.

ICC Media Rights Auction: Major Indian Broadcasters ‘READY TO BOYCOT’ MEDIA RIGHTS

ICC media rights tender: After alleged conflict of interest against Indra Nooyi, ICC says ‘She has recused herself from any ICC board discussions’, follow updates live update

Did Indra Nooyi break any rules? No. Nooyi has never violated the constitution and rules of the ICC on the issue of “conflicts of interest”. Clause 2.2.4.1 of the ICC constitution states that “Where a director, committee member or staff member has or may have a real, apparent or potential conflict of interest with respect to their duties to the ICC, they must disclose the conflict to the Ethics Officer promptly (and, if possible, disclose it prior to his election or appointment as a director, staff member or member of a committee), or if such a conflict arises during the meeting, he must disclose the conflict to the relevant meeting chairman.

“Imagine if it was BCCI. Judge Lodha’s recommendations would have been trending on Twitter. For something half as important, BCCI was taken to court,” these follow-up developments told TOI.

As InsideSport previously reported, Indian broadcasters including Viacom18, Sony, Disney-Star and Zee are unhappy with ICC’s media rights offer. They believe that the tender documents lack clarity and that the answers they have obtained are ambiguous.

“ICC officials have made quite a mess. The answers to our questions made things more confusing for us. All their answers are ambiguous. We asked them who qualifies for STAGE 2? What is the criterion? They don’t have clear-cut answers. Our Board of Directors may decide to boycott the tender altogether. Unfortunately, we may have to take this course,” A very agitated senior official from one of India’s leading broadcast houses confirmed to InsideSport.

ICC media rights tender: After alleged conflict of interest against Indra Nooyi, ICC says ‘She has recused herself from any ICC board discussions’, follow updates live update

ICC media rights tender: After alleged conflict of interest against Indra Nooyi, ICC says

“The ICC needs to clarify this. The stakes are high and the ICC should take notice and allow him to recuse himself. Manohar himself used to publicly announce how he continued to ‘recuse’ himself from important BCCI meetings to show that he was avoiding any conflict,” they add.

ICC Media Rights Tender – Who is in the running?

  • disney star
  • Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEE)
  • Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN)
  • Viacom18
  • Amazon Inc.

ICC Media Rights Bidding Process

  • Submission of tenders: Tenders must be submitted on August 22 in a sealed envelope.
  • Opening of tenders: Tenders will be opened on August 26 in Dubai (the last time they were opened in London).
  • ICC will then negotiate individually with bidders
  • According to the ICC, successful bidders will be announced in early September.
  • Bidders have raised FLAG on the closed bidding process as they believe it lacks transparency.

ICC media rights tender: After alleged conflict of interest against Indra Nooyi, ICC says ‘She has recused herself from any ICC board discussions’, follow updates live update

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