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Cricket: Pakistan offers 'conditional support' to ICC revamp

Pakistan cricket administrators Thursday said they would support a move to reorganise the game's governing body on the condition of being granted the chance to play bilateral series with other teams. Pakistan is the only country which has not approved the revamp of the International Cricket Council (ICC) under reforms handing the majority of the powers and revenues to the "big three" of the game -- India, Australia and England.

Cricket: Pakistan offers 'conditional support' to ICC revamp

Pakistan cricket administrators Thursday said they would support a move to reorganise the game's governing body on the condition of being granted the chance to play bilateral series with other teams. Pakistan is the only country which has not approved the revamp of the International Cricket Council (ICC) under reforms handing the majority of the powers and revenues to the "big three" of the game -- India, Australia and England.

Cricket: New Zealand win boosts arch-rival Aussies

New Zealand's series win over India has done a favour for arch-rivals Australia by putting them on the verge of reaching the world number two Test ranking, officials said Tuesday. The Black Caps wrapped up a 1-0 win in Wellington but they were not the only ones celebrating with Australia now needing only to draw their three-Test series with South Africa to go second. Australia are already 1-0 up against the top-ranked Proteas, who are under pressure after lethal speedster Mitchell Johnson recorded match-winning figures of 12 for 127 in the first Test.

Cricket: Sri Lanka says it had to abstain from ICC vote

Sri Lanka has defended its decision to tacitly support a controversial shakeup of cricket's world body, saying it was left with no choice after South Africa broke ranks over the move. Sri Lanka, Pakistan and South Africa all opposed the revamp of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) governance and structure when it was debated last month. But Sri Lanka decided to abstain from voting on the move during an ICC board meeting on Saturday, along with Pakistan, after South Africa switched to vote in favour.

Cricket: No deals over ICC revamp - South Africa

Cricket South Africa (CSA) president Chris Nenzani denied on Tuesday that he changed his organisation's vote or "cut deals" after backing a proposed revamp of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Nenzani cast South Africa's vote in Singapore last Saturday in favour of a proposal which effectively gives control to the "big three" of India, England and Australia despite CSA having earlier opposed the idea. "I would just like to correct the misleading perception that we changed our vote at the last moment," he told a media briefing in Cape Town.

Cricket: ICC passes controversial revamp despite protests

Cricket's world body Saturday passed a wide-ranging and controversial shake-up of its governance and structure despite strident protests that it gives too much power to the "Big Three" of India, England and Australia. The dominant trio seemed to be the big winners after the proposals were approved by the necessary eight out of 10 full members at a hastily convened International Cricket Council (ICC) board meeting in Singapore.

Cricket: ICC board approves controversial reforms

The International Cricket Council board Saturday approved wide-ranging structural and governance reforms despite complaints that they place too much power in the hands of the "Big Three" of India, England and Australia. The proposals were passed after gaining the support of eight of the ICC's 10 full members, with Sri Lanka and Pakistan -- who have both been vocally opposed -- abstaining, a spokesman said. th/mtp

Cricket: ICC board passes controversial revamp

The International Cricket Council board Saturday approved wide-ranging structural and governance reforms despite complaints that they place too much power in the hands of the "Big Three" of India, England and Australia. The proposals were passed after gaining the support of eight of the ICC's 10 full members, with Sri Lanka and Pakistan -- who have both been vocally opposed -- abstaining, a spokesman said.

Cricket: ICC board approves controversial reforms

The International Cricket Council board Saturday approved wide-ranging structural and governance reforms despite complaints that they place too much power in the hands of the "Big Three" of India, England and Australia. The proposals were passed after gaining the support of eight of the ICC's 10 full members, with Sri Lanka and Pakistan -- who have both been vocally opposed -- abstaining, a spokesman said.

Cricket: Bangladesh protests two-tier Test proposal

Bangladesh cricket has formally protested plans to shake up the world game, while Sri Lanka has demanded more discussions on the issue at the ICC meeting, officials said Wednesday. A Bangladesh Cricket Board spokesman said it was strongly opposed to a discussion paper circulated at an International Cricket Council (ICC) two-day meeting in Dubai that proposes a two-tier Test system. "Bangladesh became the first country to formally protest the controversial two-tier system. We opposed because we don't want to play in the second tier," spokesman Jalal Yunus said in Dhaka.
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