New Delhi: The opposition to the revamp plan of the International Cricket Council (ICC) piloted by India, Australia and England grew stronger on Sunday with former West Indies captain Clive Llyod and ex-ICC top officials Malcolm Gray and Malcolm Speed joining hands in demanding withdrawal of the controversial proposal.
The trio, along with former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairmen Shahryar Khan and Lt Gen (retd) Tauqir Zia, have joined hands with former ICC chief Ehsan Mani in asking for withdrawal of the proposal, which will cede most of decision-making to the so called 'Big Three'.
Gray, a former ICC chief, and Speed, a former ICC CEO, have broken away from their national board's position by taking the stand against the proposal. Lloyd was a one-time chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee as well as ICC match referee. Cricket Australia chief Wally Edwards has defended the plan. (Related: Cricket Australia's defence)