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Pakistan Cricket Board against ICC's proposed "Big Three" revamp

PTI | February 04, 2014, 13.02 pm IST
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said it had signed an MoU with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to play the six series from 2015 to 2023. Photo: DC/ File

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has been told by its Governing Board to strongly oppose the changes proposed by India, Australia and England cricket boards in the governance and distribution of finances in the ICC.

PCB chief Zaka Ashraf told reporters after the meeting of the Governing Board that the members had been given a detailed presentation about the proposed changes and they were clear about the line of action to be adopted by Pakistan at the next International Cricket Council meeting in Singapore on February 8

"The members have also suggested me to meet with the Prime Minister, who is the chief patron of the PCB and brief him on the issues and seek his advice," Ashraf said.

"There has been some softening in the stance of the Indian, Australian and English boards on the proposed draft paper but obviously we will only take decisions which are in best interest of Pakistan cricket," he added.

He said Pakistan would not waver from its principal stance on the proposed revamp of world cricket.

Interestingly, four leading members of the Governing Board, including former Test spinner Iqbal Qasim didn't attend the meeting in Lahore.

"What I want to say is that Pakistan's interests would not be compromised," Ashraf said.

Pakistan, along with Sri Lanka and South Africa, sought time to consider the radical changes to the ICC proposed by the "Big Three" at the ICC meeting in Dubai last month.

Moves to restructure the ICC to hand power to India, Australia and England, the game's financial powerhouses, were, however, passed in principle during a board meeting on January 28.

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