Home > News >

New Zealand Cricket slammed for reportedly supporting ICC’s proposed takeover

Cricket-players-of-New-Zealand-celebrate-their-victory-over-the-West-Indies-on-the-fourth-day-of-the-third-International-cricket-match
The ICC’s ‘restructure’ may potentially turn New Zealand into a second tier Test outfit feel former New Zealand players © IANS

Wellington: Jan 19, 2014

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has reportedly been slammed for apparently supporting a proposed ”takeover” of the International Cricket Council (ICC) by India, Australia and England.

Although speculations are rife that NZC may lose millions of dollars after details of the takeover plan, which would put control of the ICC in the hands of the three nations, however the board gave a strong impression it supported the revolution, reported Stuff.co.nz.

NZC issued a statement under the name of high-profile board member Martin Snedden, saying that New Zealand would not be ”disadvantaged” or the Black Caps ”downgraded” under any ”changes that are currently proposed”.

However, the report mentioned that the NZC statement seemed to be designed to quash speculation that the team would be relegated to a second tier of Test cricketing nations who would rarely play the big three or host them on tours at home, with NZC Players Association slamming the plan as ”scheming” by the three countries.

The body’s president Heath Mills and former Test cricketer John Morrison criticised the deal, with Mills admitting concern about the developments, and said that the three countries are scheming to put a new system in place to control the game.

Stating that the three countries will get other teams over the line by throwing them some smaller increases in revenue, Mills also said that the scenario might end up in a situation where the three biggest countries play each other more than other countries.

Morrison agreed and said the restructuring of the ICC restructure was potentially ”sad and dangerous” for New Zealand and could still turn the country into a ”second division” cricketing nation, adding that he is concerned NZC has a ”beneficiary mentality”.

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

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:30 IST)   at Dhaka

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Hamilton

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 72 runs

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

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai

Videos

Amla feels Proteas more acclimatised to conditions

Live Cricket Score Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 5: Australia 117/7 at lunch

Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test Day 2: Bangladesh down to five at Tea break

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Ahmed Shehzad is maturing with each innings

Duleep Trophy 2014-15: Six things we learnt from the quarter-finals and semi-finals

Younis Khan — Pakistan’s greatest batsman?

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 Duleep Trophy 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

Pakistan 3 wickets away from win as Australia reduced to 117/7 at lunch on Day 5 of 1st Test

MS Dhoni questioned by Mudgal committee for 4 hours over IPL spot-fixing scandal

KIA Oval to host wedding fair

Michael Klinger’s 96 guides Western Australia to 255 in Matador Cup final

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2014: Bangladesh in control at lunch despite losing two wickets

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Ahmed Shehzad is maturing with each innings

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2014: Shakib-al-Hasan roars back with 6-wicket haul

TE Srinivasan: Graceful at the crease and in death

Duleep Trophy 2014-15: Six things we learnt from the quarter-finals and semi-finals

Fazal Mahmood engineers Pakistan’s first ever Test match victory

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

iFixit cracks open iPad mini 3, as expected finds exactly one major change

Top Sex Positions: Frog Princess

Shahid Kapoor’s Haider wins People’s Choice Award at Rome Film Festival!

How to make tamarind or imli packs for hair and skin

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 launches in India for Rs 20,090

Satyamev Jayate 3 TV review: Aamir Khan highlights the topic of spread of TB in India with Salman Khan in a sensible way!

Satyamev Jayate 3 Episode 4 review: Salman Khan joins Aamir Khan to lend support to fight against Tuberculosis #tickingTimeBomb

Bendgate is back, iPad Air 2 also vulnerable to bending [video]

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here