Former South African cricket boss Ali Bacher has slammed the ICC for choosing N. Srinivasan as its first chairman. The ex-South African captain said India were hijacking the game in connivance with England and Australia.
South Africa were among four countries opposed to a new model of governance and revenue sharing for running a revamped ICC. The new plan was mooted by the Indian cricket Board (BCCI) and had the support of Australia (CA) and England (ECB). End-June in Melbourne, Srinivasan was unanimously elected ICC chairman with Australia and England occupying permanent positions in a powerful Executive Committee. (Srinivasan Named ICC Chairman)
Bacher, in an interview to the Telegraph (India) newspaper, said he was astounded to see ICC letting Srinivasan become the chairman when India's Supreme Court was probing him for allegations of corruption in the Indian Premier League 2013. (Have Done Nothing to Tarnish the Game: Srinivasan)