July 2, 2010

ICC

Howard decision a ‘loss for cricket’

Peter English

The ICC snubbing of John Howard is a loss for cricket, writes Malcolm Conn in the Australian.

The rejection of Howard’s nomination for future president of cricket's governing body was a gutless act committed by the presidents of cricket's seven Afro-Asian countries, who could not even look Howard in the eye. They have destroyed the ICC's electoral system and cricket's credibility in the process.

In another story Conn says Howard was rejected for the reasons of money and power. “There was a collective fear that he would ask awkward questions about one and do his best to dilute the other.”

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