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Imran Khan labels ICC’s ‘Big Three’ proposal as ‘colonial’

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Imran Khan had led Pakistan to their only World Cup win in 1992 © Getty images

Jan 31, 2014

Former Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan joins the latest list of critics who have slammed the International Cricket Council (ICC) over their proposed ‘Big Three‘ move to restructure cricketing power in the hands of India, England and Australia and has labelled the resolution as ‘colonial’ after moves to pass on power in the hands of the ‘Big Three’ were passed in principle during a board meeting on Tuesday.

Khan who had led Pakistan to their only World Cup victory in1992 said that the proposed move will take cricket back to the days when Australia and England ruled the roost at the ICC.

“If I was the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) head I would have strongly objected the new colonial system. I think the answer is to make the ICC more productive for the betterment of cricket,” said Khan who also feels that the ICC’s proposals would harm Pakistani cricket.

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Pakistan has already reeled under the blow of teams not having toured them in recent years thanks to a militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in 2009.

“Then India and Pakistan were on the same page and they fought to end the imperialism in the ICC and wanted it to be run in a democratic way. It became democratic until India, because of its big money influence and supported by Australia and England, made it back to square one,” said Khan who harked back to the ICC’s meeting which he had attended way back in 1993 and also felt that the game was in “genuine crisis”.

“There is a lack of quality in players, if you talk of spinners or fast bowlers or batsmen, and unless a  correct mix is not found cricket will suffer.The revenue is coming but money should not be decisive and that’s why the quality is suffering which is disastrous,” concluded Khan who has played 88 Tests and 175 One-Day Internationals for Pakistan.

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