Video: Majority of power in international cricket to 3 countries - ICC accepts major changes
The ICC Board has gained the necessary votes to approve a large number of proposed changes relating to the governance, competition and financial models of the organisation, according to a press release issued after its meeting in Singapore.
Sri Lanka Cricket and the Pakistan Cricket Board were the only two Full Members who abstained when a "comprehensive resolution" was put to vote.
In the key executive decisions arrived at the meeting, it was stated that BCCI president N. Srinivasan would become the ICC chairman from July this year, while Cricket Australia chairman Wally Edwards would head a newly-formed Executive Committee, which will report to the ICC Board.
The English Cricket Board chairman Giles Clarke will continue to be the head of the Finance and Commercial Affairs Committee.
These have become the three most important positions in the ICC and the release stated that, "These roles will be for an initial two-year transitional period to 2016 only."
UPDATE: Saturday, 08 February 2014 - 08:14 PM -------------------------------------------------------- S.Africa to support ICC revamp: SL to abstain
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has decided to support ICC revamp proposals while Sri Lanka Cricket has decided to abstain from voting, sources said.
The ICC executive board is meeting now in Singapore to take a vote for proposals that will change governance structure of ICC, they said.
Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa protested against the resolution. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has changed its stand since and joined the Big Three (India,Australia and England) under the assurance that Bangladesh’s Test status won’t be compromised and also, the big teams will play bilateral series against them. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) still remain adamant.
The proposals require the consent of eight out of ten ‘full member’ boards and as of now the ‘big three’ have eight in their favour with the South Africa's support.