Manohar wants to stop ICC ‘bullying’


The new head of the BBCI, and also the ICC chairman, Shashank Manohar, says he wants to stop countries like India, England and Australia from bullying cricket's governing body.

Manohar criticized the revamp of the world game which essentially gave the Big Three countries major power in the sport and basically calling the shots.

This has created a huge imbalance in world cricket with the boards of the above mentioned countries getting a larger share of the revenue.

Manohar told the Hindu: "I don't agree with the three major countries bullying the ICC. That's my personal view, because as I have always said, an institution is bigger than individuals.

"You cannot guarantee which individual will occupy the top position in either of these countries. And, the ICC constitution, as it stands today, says that in all the major committees of the ICC, these three countries will be automatically there.

"So all the financial and commercial aspects and the executive committee will be controlled by the representatives of these three countries, which according to me is wrong.

"You should have the best man, whether he comes from Zimbabwe, or West Indies, or even from an associate or affiliate to work on a committee, who will promote the interests of the ICC."