ICC’s next chairman shouldn’t be from big three: Mani

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Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s chairman Ehsan Mani believes that anyone except from ‘Big Three’ would be better to become the next chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Speaking to Forbes, Mani said that India, England, and Australia did politics in the world’s cricket in 2014 by forming ‘Big Three’ but it didn’t work for them.

“The politics introduced by Australia, England, and India in 2014 to protect their positions – now they are struggling to unwind it because it doesn’t suit them anymore,” he said.

“It would be healthier to have someone (the chairperson) not from the ‘Big Three’,” he added.

Mani, who remained ICC chairman from 2003-2006, once again clarified that he wasn’t interested anytime to come at the helm of the world’s cricket governing body once again.

“I was never interested. A few of the directors asked me but I told them that I’m there to only serve Pakistan,” he said.

It must be noted here that ICC board members insisted Mani to become the next chairman of ICC after India’s Shashank Manohar completed his tenure 2 months ago. Currently, Imran Khwaja is serving as interim chairman of ICC.

Read: ‘ICC chairmanship is not on my agenda’ Ehsan Mani

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