England & Wales Cricket Board Chair Expects ICC Revamp To Benefit All Parties
England & Wales Cricket Board Chair Giles Clarke said that an "overhaul of the International Cricket Council will give countries greater financial security," according to the BBC. ICC members will decide on Saturday "whether to give more power to the 'Big Three' of England, India and Australia." Clarke: "If anyone thinks that international cricket was working, well they are mistaken. If the status quo was so successful, why were so many countries in a perilous financial state?" Pakistan and South Africa have "already registered their opposition in advance of Saturday's meeting in Singapore to discuss -- and possibly vote on -- the proposals." Clarke is "adamant changes are necessary and says all countries will profit financially if England, India and Australia are given more power to negotiate broadcasting and marketing deals on behalf of the ICC" (BBC, 2/4).