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International players' chief lashes ICC reforms

Melbourne, Australia: Cricket's most powerful players representative says planned reforms of world cricket will widen the gap between the sport's big three and smaller nations, undermining the competitiveness of the international game.Paul Marsh, head of
India TV News Desk January 22, 2014 18:15 IST
India TV News Desk
Melbourne, Australia: Cricket's most powerful players representative says planned reforms of world cricket will widen the gap between the sport's big three and smaller nations, undermining the competitiveness of the international game.



Paul Marsh, head of the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations which combines the player associations of seven of the International Cricket Council's 10 full members, described aspects of the leaked reform proposals as “disturbing,” saying they will broaden disparities between cricket's “rich and poor.”

Although details of the proposals have not been made public, they are reported to give India, England and Australia control over the ICC, test cricket, its revenue, and a greater say in when and where they play series. The three also would hold dominance over the ICC's decision-making executive board.

Marsh on Wednesday joined widespread criticism of the new regulations drawn up by a working group of the ICC finance and commercial affairs committee. South Africa has already condemned the draft document as “fundamentally flawed.”