Mani warns cricket boards over India, Australia and England's move to revamp ICC
Warning cricket boards against the International Cricket Council draft proposal that pushes for dominance of the governing bodies of India, Australia and England, former ICC president Ehsan Mani has said the proposed changes would adversely affect the sport if it was to come through.
Mani said the authors of the paper (Board of Control for Cricket in India, England and Wales Cricket Board and Cricket Australia) benefit significantly in financial terms from their proposals and promote their own self-interests.
He told The Express Tribune the directors, president, chief executive and ICC management have had no role and input in the draft.
Mani observed that the three boards said they will provide greater leadership and stability to the ICC and its Members in return for powers of the ICC Board. However, they failed to demonstrate how they will do this in any meaningful way.
He noted that the objectives and challenges identified in the paper are not new and can be dealt with by the existing ICC Board.
Mani added that the proposal of revenue-sharing that is suggesting more for the three boards ignores the Woolf Report.
He also drew a comparison on the basis of proposed distribution model for 2015-2023 that significantly reduces the amount the Full and Associate & Affiliate Members will receive apart from the BCCI, ECB and CA.
(Posted on 26-01-2014)