West Indies back International Cricket Council plans on revenue share

The West Indies Cricket Board has said it expects its revenue to rise by "at least 100%" over the next eight years if the International Cricket Council revenue share plans are voted in.

updated: January 29, 2014 21:31 IST
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Money talks in world cricket and wins friends very easily. Purely due to commercial reasons, a financially struggling West Indies Cricket Board is backing the controversial 'Position Paper' piloted by India, England and Australia. The clauses in the proposal paper, if voted in by the Executive Board next month, will change the way cricket will be played and revenue shared by member nations. Satisfied that it stands to gain "at least 100%" over the next eight years, WICB is happy to compromise and back the 'Big Three' dictate the way cricket is governed. (Pakistan, Sri Lanka set to oppose India's proposal of ICC overhaul)

After South Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh either objected or demanded more time to understand the proposed changes in ICC's power structure, the West Indies support could be the first among many financially struggling nations towing the 'Big Three' line. In a media statement late on Tuesday, the Caribbeans said: "After extensive discussions and careful consideration the West Indies Cricket Board joined with all other Full Members of the ICC in providing support for key principles relating to the future structure, governance and financial models of the ICC." (Overhaul plan takes cricket back to its 'dark days', says Michael Atherton)

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