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Who will stand up to the Big Three?

ESPNcricinfo senior editor Gaurav Kalra is joined by Osman Samiuddin, David Hopps and Jarrod Kimber to talk about the various points and implications of the ICC plan proposed by the BCCI, CA and ECB

January 21, 2014

Posted by   on (January 23, 2014, 21:44 GMT)

As a game lover its not going to get any comfort for us. The Big Three are not exactly that big performers infect average they are big because nobody is morally strong enough to face them due to their 80-90 % share in revenue even though they are already taking more slice of pie. I only have to say its undemocratic purposal, with a lot of criticism even from their own countries so all other nations have to take stance to reject it with majority. Luck favor the Bravers. i think CSA, PCB and ZCB are strong enough for that matter.

Posted by   on (January 23, 2014, 9:51 GMT)

100% support from me with what India is doing. It would be great if others do no agree with this and eventually India separates itself from ICC (as they promised). It might save this beautiful game of Gentlemen!

Posted by   on (January 23, 2014, 9:28 GMT)

Why India ? why not Pakistan or Sri Lanka??

Posted by captainpermod on (January 23, 2014, 6:48 GMT)

Such a shame. I am Indian and the proposal being floated for approval seems inhuman. These big three are going to create CARTEL within the cricketing world and would safeguard each others benefits only. ICC should look to promote game globally instead a special pool is being created to benefit the selected countries/boards.

Is there any kind of grouping/pooling exist in any other international sport? If yes, what benefits this set up has achieved. To me, this will further divide the cricketing world and will have negative impact on the game over all. Only 10 test playing countries are there out of around 190 overall. Imagine strong teams from US, central Africa, Russia and China and how they will add feather to world cricket. ICC is not doing what should have done to promote the game. Instead, we are having simply rediculous plans.

Posted by   on (January 23, 2014, 2:46 GMT)

Devakumar Nair may be many country donot have huge population like you. but do u have toilet in your house. in research its found that 75% Indians donot have toilet facilities at thier home, So I think you dont have zip at all to shut it

Posted by xtrakaashful on (January 22, 2014, 23:04 GMT)

who made them so called big three(self-proclaimed, I guess)? India! always like a fish out of water outside their country, England who always find trembling their feet in subcontinent's pitch and Australia experienced its vicissitudes. see! vicissitudes, that's the beauty of any sport. So, attempt of retaining fixed position at any level would kill the definition of sport. I don't know what got to them to think cricket is like their hierarchical wealth. Hail!!! so called three.

Posted by   on (January 22, 2014, 21:59 GMT)

This could actually be great for everyone involved. The big three could just play between themselves, could have their own 20-20 between only themselves. This way, the money they generate will remain within themselves. They are not too interested to play other countries either. The remaining teams could just play between themselves where money is no big deal - you play cricket just because you love it !!!

Posted by   on (January 22, 2014, 21:29 GMT)

@Davakumar Nair, how you are commenting like that it might be more than your country's total population? I guess you miss to see his profile before making comments about him. Anyway, India is a very big and democratic country with lots of people and opinions could be different. I think Alexander Rehmanov is right to point out real failure will be cricket if that resolution is passed although some of the point is justifiable. Whether you support it or against it, I think cricket and Indian and other countries die heart cricket fans will be looser at the end. With fully respect, I like to mention that in the above video and all the news published here in the media and other supporting two countries media indirectly blaming India for proposal. Anyway, I am from a small country and my opinion may not matter as BCCI may explain details of their proposal to people of India. Otherwise you should not support it.

Posted by Shortleglikelongleg on (January 22, 2014, 21:20 GMT)

Best solution to the problem is for so called minnows to form their own World Cricket League with five teams in division one and five in division 2 and remainder in 3. In division one each teams plays other 4 home and away 5 days test over two years. Division two same but the matches to be 4 days one. The winner of division one will be world champion and the bottom one will be relegated to be replace by the winner of division two. None of the members should be allowed to play with the so called greedy big 3. I am sure within three years they will beg to come back as no one wants to watch same 3 teams playing again and again. CSA,PCB,SL,WI and NZ cricket boards have lots of power they have to use it. After all SA are the number 1 test playing country at the moment.

Posted by   on (January 22, 2014, 18:28 GMT)

I support alexander rehanvo preach!!

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