International cricketers' association refers Sivaramakrishnan's election to ICC Ethics Officer

Sivaramakrishnan, backed by the BCCI, beat Tim May for the job resulting in a controversy as reports emerged that captains had overwhelmingly voted for May in the initial election before a re-poll was conducted to ensure the Indian's appointment.

updated: June 27, 2013 12:07 IST
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Melbourne: The furore over Laxman Sivaramakrishnan's appointment as a players representative in the ICC refuses to settle with the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations now referring the matter to the ICC Ethics Officer for an independent investigation.

"FICA has tried all we can to get the ICC to refer this matter to the Ethics Officer themselves, however after more than six weeks of no action we are left with no choice but to refer the matter ourselves," said FICA Executive Chairman Paul Marsh.

"We have evidence of Captains being pressured by their Boards into changing their votes away from the incumbent player representative on the Committee Tim May, in favour of Laxman Sivaramakrishnan and we will present this to the Ethics Officer. The evidence is strong and we expect it to be acted upon," he added.

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