Home > News >

CSA chief Chris Nenzani rubbishes claims of cutting deals with ‘Big Three’ nations

Sri Lanka were upset with South Africa's final minute u-turn with ICC's proposal © Getty Images
Sri Lanka were upset with South Africa’s final minute u-turn with ICC’s proposal © Getty Images

Mumbai: Feb 11, 2014 

Cricket South Africa(CSA) chief Chris Nenzani has rejected suggestions that he changed his stand at the last moment by cutting a deal at the International Cricket Council‘s(ICC) Executive Board meeting in Singapore last week which changed the structure of the world governing body.

“We did not form alliances or cut deals with any other country,” said Nenzani in a CSA release detailing the proceedings of a media conference he addressed in Cape Town.

Nenzani said he followed what he was mandated to do by CSA Board members.

“I would just like to correct the misleading perception that we changed our vote at the last moment. That is not the case. I exercised our vote in terms of the mandate given to me by my fellow Board members and the Members’ Forum at our joint sitting on February 1.

“This (sitting) was also attended by representatives of the South African Cricketers’ Association and SASCOC (national sporting body) as observers to make it an all-inclusive process,” he said.

He though conceded that he held discussions, prior to the ICC meeting, with representatives of Sri Lanka and Pakistan Boards who were against the restructuring process but abstained from voting.

“I did attend a meeting with the representatives of Sri Lanka and Pakistan ahead of the meeting so that they were aware of our position.

“What we have achieved is not the ideal outcome but it is the best possible one that was available to us both for our own future and that of the global game,” Nenzani added.

As per the decisions taken on Saturday, Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) President N Srinivasan will take over as Chairman of the ICC Board from July.

A new Executive Committee will be formed to report to the Board. The initial chair of this Executive Committee (ExCo) will be Wally Edwards from Cricket Australia(CA) while the chair of the Finance and Commercial Affairs Committee (F&CA) will be Giles Clarke from the England and Wales Cricket Board(ECB).

The proposal was initially opposed by Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa but the ICC was able to pass it after gaining the support of eight of the ICC’s 10 full members.

At the meeting, South Africa voted in favour of the plan, while Sri Lanka and Pakistan abstained from voting.

The CSA chief maintained that the constitution of ICC has been protected by the new proposal.

 

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Colombo

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (12:00 IST)   at Dhaka

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 28, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Adelaide

More

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 24, 2014  at Colombo

Hong Kong won by 2 wkts

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 23, 2014  at Chittagong

Bangladesh won by 68 runs

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 23, 2014  at Sydney

Australia won by 2 wickets (D/L method)

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 22, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Photos

Australia vs South Africa 2014, 5th ODI at Sydney

Videos

AB de Villiers: Disappointed with defeat in Australia

Cricket Australia’s marketing gimmick strips umpires of their independence

Live Updates: IPL 2013 spot-fixing and betting scandal hearing in Supreme Court: BCCI is killing the game, says Supreme Court

Australia’s top form in ODIs: Early warning for teams heading to ICC World Cup 2015

Myth Busting — did Sachin Tendulkar’s rate of scoring become slower in the second half of his career?

Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina in interesting tussle ahead of India’s Test series against Australia

Australia Australia vs South Africa Australia vs South Africa 2014 Bangladesh Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2014 India India tour of Australia 2014-15 South Africa South Africa tour of Australia 2014 South Africa vs Australia South Africa vs Australia 2014 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh 2014 Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh 2014

Michael Clarke denies retirement plans; hopes to be fit in time for 1st Test against India

Live Scorecard: Indians vs Cricket Australia XI, 1st Practice Match at Adelaide, Day 2

Live Cricket Score: Indians vs Cricket Australia XI, 1st Practice Match at Adelaide, Day 2

Daniel Vettori set to make Test comeback in Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd Test at Sharjah

India Women vs South Africa Women 2014: Chloe Tryon’s half-century earns Proteas two-wicket win in 1st ODI

India tour of Australia 2014-15: Can India afford such a rigorous tour just ahead of ICC World Cup 2015?

Chandu Patankar: A gloveman lost amidst Bombay stalwarts

Cheteshwar Pujara faces crucial series in Australia following England nightmare

The first match at the Melbourne Cricket Club

IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy: N Srinivasan increasingly cornered by Supreme Court’s observations

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

681 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Virat Kohli vs Australian cricketers

Dilip Kumar dead, claim people on Twitter!

4 signs you have vitamin K deficiency

Week by Week Pregnancy Guide – Week 25 of your pregnancy

Here’s why Shahid Kapoor is the perfect find for the Magadheera remake!

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here