The International Cricket Council has passed the motion to bring about significant change to their organizational structure by handing over key offices to the dominating trio of India, England and Australia.
In what could be seen as a move to hand over the game’s control to the three most popular cricketing nations, it is certainly going to raise multiple eyebrows within the cricketing fraternity. The current BCCI president N Srinivasan has been elected as the new president of the biggest cricket governing body while CA chief Wally Edwards would head the soon to be drafted executive committee.
ECB chairman Giles Clarke has been re-elected as the head of finance and will continue to hold the office till 2016 according to the official statement released by ICC after their meeting in Singapore.
“These roles will be for an initial two-year transitional period to 2016 only,” the ICC said.
Other major Asian cricket playing nations like Pakistan and Sri Lanka abstained from voting citing insufficient time to weight he proposals at hand and are highly unlikely to be entirely pleased with the reformation within ICC.
This rejig is only going to ensure more revenue to the trio of India, England and Australia who are also the biggest revenue generators in every single format of the game.
“The structure of the model will ensure that none of the full members will be worse off than they are at present and – if forecasts of revenue generation prove to be correct – all will be significantly better off,” the ICC added.