India, England, Australia close to becoming International Cricket Council's 'Big Three'

The cricket Boards of India, Australia and England are close to officially becoming International Cricket Council super-powers. With most Full member nations assured of guarantees on revenue share and Test status, it is just a matter of time before the proposals on an ICC revamp are formally accepted

updated: January 30, 2014 17:22 IST
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India, Australia and England -the self-proclaimed 'Big Three' -- are close to officially becoming the super boys of world cricket. The 'Position Paper', largely aimed at giving sweeping powers to Board of Control for Cricket in India, Cricket Australia and England and Wales Cricket Board, will soon become a reality, if reports are to be believed. The 'rebel' group is slowly losing its 'unity' and the Big Three is surely but steadily en route to securing the votes needed to push their ambitious revamp plans through. (Cricket to be run by India, England and Australia?)

Although no Board has officially put pen to paper, several top officials on the Executive Board and representing their nations at the ICC, have, on record, nodded in approval of the proposed changes that give the Big Three supreme control in the way cricket will be played from 2015 and revenue from the game shared in accordance to the commercial 'value' a Test-playing nation brings on the table. (West Indies back ICC plans on revenue share)

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