ICC board approves ‘Big Three’ suggestions

The ICC on today authorized suggestions included in the “Big Three” plan. Pakistan and Sri Lanka didn’t vote in favor of the plan. Meanwhile, 8 boards backed the plan of so-called Big Three that include Australia, England and India.


The important elements, authorized by ICC, relate to protecting test cricket, breaking the glass ceiling, appealing packages of ICC key events, new financial model for full members and improved support for the leading associate members. A new Executive Committee will be created to report into the Board.

The very first Chair of this Executive Committee (ExCo) will be Wally Edwards from Cricket Australia while the Chair of the Finance and Commercial Affairs Committee (F&CA) will continue to be Giles Clarke from the ECB. These tasks will be for an initial 2 year transitional time period of 2016 only.  N.Srinivasan from BCCI India will Chair the ICC Board from mid-2014.

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