India-backed International Cricket Council's money-minded mentality is grossly counter-productive

The top three cricket Boards of India, England and Australia have come together in a bid to take control of the proceedings of the International Cricket Council and have submitted a draft, proposing an overhaul in the methods of the ICC's functioning. The 21-page dossier contains points that seem highly ambitious but majorly flawed.

updated: September 08, 2014 13:42 IST
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Suggesting sweeping changes to the way the International Cricket Council functions, the three powerhouse cricket boards -- Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Cricket Australia (CA) and England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) -- announced, what looks like their attempt at taking over world cricket. The three Boards, which are among the many Full Members of the ICC, aim to turn into the only three permanent members among many other proposed changes that will put them on a pedestal and give them unprecedented control in the way the game is administered. (Read: PCB to oppose any change in governance of ICC)

This new 'joint venture' proposal, whose draft is currently with the ICC, aims at forward progression of the way the sport is run. In that sense, it seems like a move in the right direction but with wrong footing. Here are a few reasons why:

'Executive' control

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