Growing opposition against Big three


A recent statement from ICC chairman Shashank Manohar on the bullying role of the Big 3 in the ICC has sparked interest and support from other boards as well. Earlier the PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan also supported Manohar’s views about the revamp and now Cricket South Africa’s Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat and the chairman of the interim committee that is running Sri Lankan cricket Sidath Wettimuny have also welcomed the remarks of the Shashank Manohar.

Haroon Lorgat was clearly delighted and hoped that new chairman will bring in positive changes in the ICC where all member nations can thrive (Quotes via ESPNcricinfo)

“I would be less than truthful if I did not express enormous delight at Mr Manohar’s comments,”

“It is indeed refreshing to have read these comments and knowing the man, I am confident that he will change the ICC structures to make it a better place so that all ICC Members and international cricket can flourish.”

He backed the new BCCI administration under Manohar and Anurag Thakur and was optimistic that the changes will come sooner rather than later.

“I had no idea of what the thinking was among the new BCCI leaders, but once Mr Thakur had entered the fray, our optimism for change began to grow. Naturally we were living in hope that someday sanity and common sense would prevail. This has come through a lot quicker than we expected and that is undoubtedly good for ICC Members and the game of cricket,”

Sidath Wettimuny also praised the views and thought that the current chairman was looking at the wider perspective that involves all cricketing nations rather than just the BCCI.

“Shashank has spoken as if he was looking from a more global perspective than a board perspective, which I think is the correct thing to do as an ICC president. It’s good to hear. He strikes me as a sensible man.”

Sri Lankan Cricket Interim Committee Chairman Sidath Wettimuny (R) speaks to reporters in Colombo on April 1, 2015.  Sri Lanka's sports minister Navin Dissanayake has urged the world's number one batsman Kumar Sangakkara to reconsider plans to retire from Test cricket and urged him to play on for another year. AFP PHOTO/ LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI        (Photo credit should read LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)