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Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka voice official dissent against ICC’s ‘Big Three’ proposal

PCB Chief, Zaka Ashraf has said that Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Bangladesh won't accept the vulgar proposal © Getty Images
PCB Chief, Zaka Ashraf has said that Pakistan, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Bangladesh won’t accept the vulgar proposal © Getty Images

Jan 28, 2014

The cricket boards of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa have come out as the first three boards to officially  vote against the draconian proposal that seeks to restructure the governance and finance distribution models of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

They have officially told the ICC that they are against the suggested change in functioning and administration of world cricket’s governing body.

After a day of intense lobbying by the three boards behind the proposal on Monday – Cricket Australia (CA), the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) — that could be a potential game-changer as all boards sat down on Tuesday in Dubai for the first of a two-day meeting at ICC headquarters.

The existence of an official opposition emerged late on Monday evening after an exhausting day of meetings and more meetings between all boards; the requests for deferral — based on needing more time to consult the changes – are the first real signs of disapproval by boards to the proposals.

One of the boards had requested a deferral even before the meetings began but it was only on Monday night that the number in opposition became important.

The National on Tuesday reported that a fourth board is also likely to join the Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka. They have also, it is believed, asked for “further discussion” on some matters in the resolutions but it is not yet clear which way they may go.

Before entering ICC HQ in Dubai for the meeting, Zaka Ashraf, chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that four boards shared one stance. “I will vote for Pakistan and whatever is in Pakistan’s interests,” he told ARY TV.

“We have to see what is in our interests when we vote. Bangladesh, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka, we all have one stance. Four of us have the same stance, let’s see what we vote inside. We will stick to our stance.”

For the proposals to be passed, eight out of ten votes will be required, as Article 6.12 a)3)b) of the ICC constitution details: “Resolution proposed at Conference or at a Special Meeting shall be deemed to have been carried as a Special Resolution only if not less than three-quarters of the aggregate number of votes exercisable by all the Full Members shall have been cast in favour of the Resolution, irrespective of whether or not all of the Full Members shall have actually been present in person or by proxy.”

That, as the situation currently stands, seems unlikely. If that is the case then it will create further difficulties for the big three, as most resolutions will need seven votes in the affirmative to pass. The situation led one official to ponder last night whether the CA, ECB and the BCCI even choose to table the vote, given that they will not have secured the support.

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