Joint-control of world cricket, West Indies back the plan

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    AUSTRALIA's plan to seize joint-control of world cricket today has cleared one potential road block with the West Indies reluctantly surrendering to the coup.

    Australia, India and England have formed an controversial alliance which will attempt to hijack control of the International Cricket Council at a meeting in Dubai today and tomorrow.

    The Big Three need seven out of 10 votes to pass a resolution which would see them become the sports' new power brokers.

    India are the prime movers in the coup.

    They generate 80% of world cricket's income and want a greater share of revenue.

    Australia and England will also gain greater riches if the plan is passed.

    The West Indies, despite deep-seated opposition to the radical proposal, have reportedly gone to water behind closed doors and will vote for the proposal which many officials sense could be passed in some form or sent back for further refinement.

    The West Indies are in a parlous financial state and cannot risk falling out of favour with India.

    Their relationship with India improved substantially when they recently agreed to tour India at short notice to allow Sachin Tendulkar to play his 200th and final Test on home soil and they are not brave or financial enough to put that relationship at risk by voting against a proposal which has created outrage in pockets of the cricket world.

    This is despite strong opposition to the coup by Clive Lloyd, one of their most famous and decorated captains.

    Pakistan's former ICC president Ehsan Mani has claimed that if passed, the new system would take around $312 million in potential earnings from smaller nations to essentially line the pockets of India, Australia and England.

    Former South African cricket boss Ali Bacher claims the plan, if approved will tear the game apart, while Australia's Malcolm Speed and Malcolm Gray, former ICC supremos, have also spoken out about their objection to it.

    The last time such a plan was mooted was in the mid-1990s when the Australian, English, New Zealand and West Indies boards formed a top secret alliance called Project Snow.

    They had become concerned over the high level of power gained by Asian block nations and the significant support they were getting from Zimbabwe and South Africa.

    They four nations plotted to form a breakaway league but the plan never came to fruition.

    Australia's plan to seize joint-control of world cricket clears hurdle as West Indies back the plan | News.com.au
     
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    hit&run Elite Member Elite Member

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    Pakistanis see it as national insult.

    These are the same losers who were boasting about their great plans of bringing in China (like they do in every other thing) against India. I remember such day dreaming done by that street goon, nasal twang clown Javaid Miandad.

     
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    Y pakis want to bring china everywhere!?
     
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    Test championship dumped as ICC proposal stalls - Cricket News | TVNZ

    I hope India will bitch slap Pakistan after 2015 making any chances of playing test cricket with them Zero. I hope for IPL BCCI will ban players from Pakistan, SA, SL and Bangladesh permanently.
     
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    because chinis might be only people in the entire planet who will listen to pakis......
     

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