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'Dice heavily loaded in favour of big three'

ESPNcricinfo's Gaurav Kalra discusses reactions from various cricket boards to ICC's proposed revamp plans

January 21, 2014

Posted by   on (January 28, 2014, 23:40 GMT)

I find it very disappointing that Boycott, Botham, Chappels, Waugh and co are keeping mum over the whole issue. This is the moment when we will know who are men of principles, and who are men of money.

Posted by   on (January 25, 2014, 20:36 GMT)

When the big 3 will overplay each other , their spectators even will be bored of cricket for forever.

Posted by Twinkie on (January 24, 2014, 14:19 GMT)

Our spineless WICB will surprise me if they oppose. In the Caribbean, we no longer value principles, only money. If the bandits throw them some crumbs they'll gladly say "Yes, Master!" And Windies cricket will die a quick death rather than the slow death we are currently experiencing with our poor boards and sometimes greedy players. My 10 year old son loves cricket passionately. He plays every day even with just a wall for opposition. I will not allow him to be sold into slavery. I'll burn all his cricket gear if this thing passes.Some of us still value our self- respect more than money. We should still be fighting for equality in the world not meekly accepting our lot and making deals with the devil Let us adjust our expectations with respect to money and fight for our dignity..

Posted by wapuser on (January 21, 2014, 15:56 GMT)

I strongly believe that this resolution is prescribed by the BCCI, because they always be in a dominant way, they want the supremacy but as of now they are not in a position to command, so they include England and Australia in the league, who knows what they actually want, sole leadership.

Posted by Sharbigma on (January 21, 2014, 14:43 GMT)

why england? their t20 league is failing to gather fans. Their domestic cricket circuit is taking heavy criticism from their own players for having reverted to old ways. I guess people feel indebted to them for inventing the sport.

Posted by Tbilisi on (January 21, 2014, 14:37 GMT)

it will be biggest mistake of ICC and only they planning to hijack the ICC board. In fact this proposal designed by indians to blackmail other teams. matter of fact we all cricket lover knows these so called big 3 (by what mean big 3?) they are insecure of there future team performance. now a days what they are playing we all knows.huh this proposal should not be approved for the sake of cricket. it will be disaster of world of cricket. I would like to request all other boards not to favor them just ignore and respect equal.

Posted by   on (January 21, 2014, 14:12 GMT)

What I can't understand is if it succeeds, would ALL the proposals be implemented, i.e. two-tier system, abandoning of FTP, more power to the Big 3, etc. or will it be a pick and choose kind of thing? Regardless, it is a disaster.

Posted by KFRITZ on (January 21, 2014, 13:29 GMT)

Nz, bd wi and zim will support it ...its obvious

Posted by moshec on (January 21, 2014, 13:27 GMT)

Would be very very interested to hear what Boycott, Botham, Chappels, Waugh and co think of the proposal.

Posted by moshec on (January 21, 2014, 11:21 GMT)

Sorry Gaurav - you are saying that the dice is heavily in favour of the big 3 but at the same time that they need 7 votes for it to be passed. If Sa, Pak, Sri Lanka are against this means only 1 more vote is needed from WI, Bangladesh & Zim. Surely at least 1 of the 3 will vote against!! Bangladesh look like they are against this and Zim will be pushed by SA to side by them. To me, unless there is something that I cant see, the 7 votes needed look 1 or 2 short at this stage.

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