Fixing in cricket: Tim May quits as players' union chief, slams ICC

The Australian former Test off spinner was replaced as a players' representative on the ICC cricket committee by India's Laxman Sivaramakrishnan last month, amid allegations of pressure from India.

updated: June 07, 2013 13:00 IST
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Sydney: Tim May on Wednesday quit as head of cricket's international players' union after eight years, lashing out at the sport's powerbrokers and their alleged "threats, intimidation and backroom deals".

May, who was last month controversially ousted from an International Cricket Council players' committee amid allegations of pressure from India, said he was tired of battling the governing body.

"More and more we see allegations of corruption and malpractice on and off the field dominating headlines," he said, stepping down as the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) chief.

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