India deserve 'little say' in international cricket, says Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting believes India, as the 'powerhouse nation' of international cricket deserve a say in what happens in the game, but also hopes that there will a balance in the way the sport is run in the future.

updated: February 16, 2014 23:23 IST
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Australian legend Ricky Ponting said that India deserve a "little say" in international cricket being the "powerhouse nation" of the game but also hopes that the concerned stakeholders would strike a balance in the near future.

The ICC recently announced wide-ranging changes to how the sport will be run, including handing bulk of the power to the game's 'Big Three', India, Australia and England. (Revamp: N Srinivasan to be ICC's first chairman)

"That's probably right, but that's the lay of the land. They're the powerhouse nation of the game and being as powerful as they are, they probably to a certain degree deserve a say in what happens. It's a bit of a touchy subject to handle," Ponting was quoted as saying by Sunday Star-Times.

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