Pakistan have been 'rewarded' with a spot in the all-important International Cricket Council Executive Committee. The Pakistan Cricket Board and the West Indies Cricket Board will be the fourth and fifth members on the newly formed committee that will not only govern world cricket but will determine share of revenue among ICC members.
Pakistan were among three cricket Boards that had opposed the ICC's revamp plans. While the 'rebel' Boards like South Africa and Sri Lanka finally fell in line, the PCB stuck to its rigid stand. Pakistan's admission in the Ex Co now looks like a reconciliatory move by the new ICC management chaired by suspended Indian cricket Board chief, N. Srinivasan.
The PCB has said its chairman Najam Sethi will be part of the ICC Ex-Co that was formed in Melbourne on Friday. The BCCI, Cricket Australia and the ECB hold permanent positions in the Ex-Co. (Read:India-Pakistan Bilateral Series Set to Resume From 2015)