Just the way of life
Jon Hotten, writing in his blog the Old Batsman, believes that it's no surprise that the ECB and Cricket Australia have succumbed to the demands of the BCCI.
Admittedly it's a bit of a leap from Ryan Gosling to N Srinivasan, but the point's the same: a body will obey its nature most of the time. The leak of the ICC's position paper simply suggests the logical conclusion of a direction that has been apparent for a long while. That the wealthy and powerful will exert their wealth and power is not really news in the wider sense.