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Ugra: Changes will create an oligarchy that will run cricket

Gaurav Kalra is joined by Sharda Ugra and Daniel Brettig to discuss the implications of a proposed revamp of the ICC

January 18, 2014

Posted by   on (January 21, 2014, 17:20 GMT)

I entirely agree with the comments of Tweety20 above, including his proposal of all Boards other than the Big Three/Evil3/Selfish3 to pull out and structure their own Organisation to run Cricket on basis of equality and for the good of the game and not just for making money. This proposal called Two Tier System is nothing but a Cast System being introduced in the Game of Cricket by India, and being made attractive to the other two in the garb of more financial gains and power etc.Where there is big money invariably corruption creeps in. Examples of FIFA and Olympic Committee are there. More over what are the aim and Objectives of ICC? Are they not being fulfilled right now? If not then address that issue rather than creating another structure. And is the new proposal going to address the objectives that are not being presently fulfilled? Countrys loose their cricketting prowess from time to time and then bounce back but in the new proposal the 3 are going to be always there to loot.

Posted by Tweety20 on (January 19, 2014, 11:36 GMT)

This is absurd.I mean,how can they even think of something like this? just when cricket is starting to become a global sport for the masses,they want to take us back to stone age. This will have detrimental effects on the world cricketing stage. Money has become more important than cricket. This will lead cricket to lose more fans than ever. This proposal has money and selfishness written all over it. If they are the top earners then im sure they have enough income to support themselves so then the ICC revenue should be distributed equally to develop cricket in other areas eg.the associates. If this proposal (hope it doesnt) pushes through,I suggest all the other boards apart from the selfish 3 to pull out of ICC and form their own governing body and run their cricket independently.

Leave the selfish 3 to play cricket against themselves which eventually will lead to loss of their own fans&ratings due to boredom and loss of interest.

Posted by IndCricFan2013 on (January 19, 2014, 4:51 GMT)

This is very un Am Aadmi Cricket!

Posted by IndianInnerEdge on (January 19, 2014, 0:13 GMT)

The game was is and will always be greater than the players who play it, the administrators who run it, the spectators who watch it. With gr8 power comes gr8 responsibility (as in the movie)....hope the evil THREE (for starters am happy as its not my own much maligned board doing a solo).....sense prevails, each cricketing nation should be treated equal.....

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