- Posted February 11, 2014 by
this is more damaging to cricket than match-fixing
Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa were the three opponents when the reforms were debated at an ICC Board meeting last month. Pakistan and Sri Lanka will now discuss the proposals with their respective Boards. "Our stance was based on principle but other countries went after money. I am afraid the big share of money will go to the 'Big Three'. The 'Big Three' will get money from the share of the other seven," Ashraf said.
Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif said he fears "severe consequences" from the revamp to cricket worldwide. "I think this is more damaging to cricket than match-fixing," Latif told AFP. "Giving powers to three 'dons' mean they will take every decision on their whims... handing power to three means the ICC ceased to exist."
Among the reforms, the "Big Three" were given permanent seats on a new, five-man executive committee, while India's N. Srinivasan was made chairman of the decision-making ICC Board.