Cricket's Top Three Nations Tighten Grip On International Cricket Council
Cricket's top three nations are "set to further flex their muscles, seeking more money and more power over decision-making" at the Int'l Cricket Council, according to Peter Lalor of THE AUSTRALIAN. Moves are "afoot to see the wealthy nations get a larger share of revenue while there is also believed to be a push for veto powers over the smaller members of the cricket community." England has "moved that ICC profits be distributed according to size, which would mean that India, Australia and England would all receive a bigger share while guaranteeing the small countries would not receive any less." India "generates the most income and believes it should receive the biggest share." Cricket Australia said that "it was not pushing for more money." A CA spokesperson said, "We would need to know the eventual outcome of the size of the pie on the sale of future rights before considering judgments on distributions. CA has not considered asking for a bigger share, and is aware that revenue from these events feeds many mouths" (THE AUSTRALIAN, 9/19).