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ICC board approves major changes; Pakistan, Sri Lanka abstain

ICC board approves major changes; Pakistan, Sri Lanka abstain

SINGAPORE: The International Cricket Council (ICC) board on 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.

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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.

The package resolution, passed at a meeting in Singapore, includes setting up a five-man executive council with seats reserved for India, England and Australia, the sport’s leading financial powers. And N. Srinivasan of India, which contributes the lion’s share of cricket’s global revenues, will chair the ICC board from the middle of this year.

“There were eight full members who were in a position to support the resolution today and the two who have abstained have pledged to further discuss the issues with an aim to reaching unanimous approval over the coming weeks,” the ICC president Alan Isaac said.

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