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January 15, 2014

Should the ICC board pass the proposal to restructure its administration?


The current set-up is inefficient and the ICC needs stronger leaders.


The proposed changes will make the rich richer, and herald a bleak future for the smaller countries and the depth of the international game as a whole.


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January 25, 2014, 19:13 GMT


I completely agree with the BCCI's action. I am sick and tired of seeing India being victimized on these boards for everything from DRS to what not. Its time to form a Major League Cricket like the MLB or NFL like in America. Look how popular the IPL is. Imagine how much revenue it will bring to the Indian economy if the IPL was held for 10 months a year instead of just 2 months. And lack of foreigners hasn't deterred the NFL at all. As it is most Indian fans are interested only in Indian players, so even if there is a boycott by foreign players, it shouldnt affect the viability of the league.

January 27, 2014, 16:25 GMT


Absolutely no. If they do, I hope fans boycott cricket.

January 26, 2014, 16:54 GMT


ICC consists of 10 full members.What about others who also play cricket but will be under these 3 boards.They will be become richer and richer while others will be poorer and poorer

January 26, 2014, 12:44 GMT


We are very upset about the proposal. If the proposal is passed I think, cricket will lose its popularity day by day. It will be so difficult to improve cricket developing countries like Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Ireland, Afghanistan. ICC wants always wide cricket all over the world. As a result ICC aim must be vain. So stop the proposal here and save the cricket please.

January 25, 2014, 22:18 GMT


It is a game and let it be a game. Not only the proposal should be reject, the countries who proposed should atleast be penalized. There is already enough politics in ICC which should be corrected rather than making it worst. I am not able to gather, are they living in 18th Century? Cricket was once called gentlemen's game. So, go by the definition and penalize india, australia and england and penalize hard. It is like East India Company coming all over again. May be other countries should now formally start taking these dirty three as their enemies off the ground. They are so senseless and inconsiderate that they didn't even tried to guage how many fans they are going to hurt. At the end of the day, the game has lost.

January 25, 2014, 20:39 GMT


Unfortunately, it is a segregation policy dictated by India, Australia and England. One may also term it as novel, yet undignified form of apartheid in cricket. If ratified, this sport, as we all knew it as glorious game of cricket would surely lose its charm to its fans worldwide. This might also lead to fragmentation of ICC. We do not want another caste system in cricket.

What a disgraceful betrayal and disservice by Bangladesh Cricket Board towards its fans, players and newcomers!

January 25, 2014, 18:10 GMT


One of the thing I am hugely surprised about is that all the ex-cricketers and commentators and their dead silence. All those flag bearers of the just causes, where are that? Where is Ian Chappells, Nasir Hussains, Ian Bothams, Harsha Bhogles, Mike Holdings and many more who have been very vocal about every issue in the past? The NEED to talk!!! If they don't talk now...there might never be another chance for most afterwards!

January 25, 2014, 11:49 GMT


Rather than bully the smaller nations the ICC can cut down a lot of the costs by trimming the number of officials for each match. We have 22 people playing and another 22 officiating in some category or other. The whole thing has become a huge business with employment opportunities for many. If we do not stick to the basic values of the game we love so much, interest in it will soon die.

January 25, 2014, 11:20 GMT


We all understand that the game of cricket is a big-time money making machine now. Having said that, without the game of cricket there can be no business for cricket. In order to satisfy the Bully 3's insatiable greed for power and money, the rest of the countries (full members and associates) must not let them kill the goose that lays for the golden egg. I am convinced that without them cricket will be much richer, bigger and more popular worldwide ,,,, and SAFER!

January 25, 2014, 8:00 GMT


Definitely "NO"... ICC is meant to be international, NOT not just for 3 richest boards. Dear administrators, please do not play spoil sport. Be a sport, and Promote this sport across the world in a fair method.