Home > News >

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

Pakistan-captain-Imran-Khan-1
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.

Catch all the stories on ICC’s Big Three proposal and other key events here

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.

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Mount Maunganui

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:30 IST)   at Dhaka

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 11, 2014  at Delhi

India won by 48 runs

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai

Videos

AB de Villiers praises team after win in 1st ODI

Saeed Ajmal’s action to be assessed after two more weeks of remedial work under Saqlain Mushtaq

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 highlights: Younis Khan’s ton, Mitchell Johnson’s riveting spell

Steve O’Keefe and other Test cricketers with apostrophes in their surnames

Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Geoff Marsh and other Father-Son trios to have played Test cricket

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Why did Mohammad Hafeez go for a shocking review?

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 India New Zealand New Zealand vs South Africa New Zealand vs South Africa 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of New Zealand 2014 South Africa vs New Zealand South Africa vs New Zealand 2014

Misbah-ul-Haq, Asad Shafiq half-centuries ensure Pakistan advantage against Australia at Lunch on Day 2 of 1st Test

West Indies cancel tour to India: Ian Bishop calls tour collapse a ‘wake-up-call’

Brad Haddin turns 37

Virat Kohli and other cricketers wish Happy Diwali on Twitter

Duleep Trophy 2014-15 2nd semi-final East Zone vs South Zone at Rohtak Day 2: East Zone are 25 for 1 at Lunch

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Mitchell Johnson shows signs of effectiveness on unhelpful surfaces

Joginder Sharma: When an over eclipses a career

South Africa vs New Zealand 2014: Vital for Brendon McCullum to find form quickly

Younis Khan: First Pakistani and 12th overall to score a century against all 9 Test nations

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 highlights: Younis Khan’s ton, Mitchell Johnson’s riveting spell

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

अभिनेत्री हुमा कुरैशी ओरिफ्लेम की ब्रांड एंबेसडर

Has Bigg Boss 8 made Karishma Tanna the most hated person?

Pranab Mukherjee returns home after visit to Norway, Finland

Revealed: First look of Amitabh Bachchan-Farhan Akhtar’s Do!

7 reasons why having sex during pregnancy is great for your health

Videocon Infinium Graphite with gesture control feature launched, priced at Rs 10,499

Rupee up 19 paise against dollar in early trade

Twitter introduces Audio Cards to listen to music directly from your timeline

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here