India-driven ICC revamp plans on tenterhooks as Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka play hardball

The cricket Boards of Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka are in no mood to accept the revamp proposals that will give India, England, Australia virtually unilateral control of world cricket.

updated: February 04, 2014 22:00 IST
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When it comes to distribution of money and power, pragmatism and logic often take a backseat. Two former world champions and the No. 1 Test team are clearly finding it tough to accept that world cricket could finally be in the hands of India, England and Australia, the self-proclaimed 'Big Three' of the International Cricket Council. (India, England and Australia close to becoming 'Big Three')

Citing considerable monetary gains for all cricket-playing nations, the Board of Control for Cricket in India, backed by its English and Australian counterparts, is pushing for the controversial 'Position Paper' to go through at the ICC Executive Board meeting in Singapore on February 8. But South Africa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are in no mood to relent. The South Africans, who were the first to call the proposals "fundamentally flawed", have officially denied reports of any 'deal' with BCCI. (PCB's income could double if they accept ICC revamp)

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