Feb 05, Colombo: Sri Lanka's cricket governing authority, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) today rejected the International Cricket Council's (ICC) proposed restructuring plans that would give control of the sport to the 'Big Three' cricket playing nations - India, England and Australia.
The SLC announced its decision today following an Executive Committee meeting with all the stake holders, past captains, past presidents and secretaries of SLC and the Sports Ministry Representative to discuss the ICC Revised Working Group Proposals at the Auditorium of the Ministry of Sports,
The SLC said the revised proposals put forward by the ICC, the views of the legal advisory committee, and the financial evaluations were taken into consideration and discussed in detail at the meeting and the views of the Executive Committee were expressed based on the discussion.
"It was explained at this meeting that the SLC Executive Committee was firmly of the view that all endeavors should be made to safe guard the current rights and privileges of Sri Lanka Cricket as a Full Member of the ICC," the SLC said in a media release.
"All present at this meeting were in unanimous agreement with the decision taken by the Executive Committee to oppose the Revised Proposals," it further said.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and South Africa's cricket authority, Cricket south Africa (CSA) have also opposed the India-led proposals which approved will give the three cricket boards -Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Cricket Australia (CA) and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) executive control of the sport and a bigger revenue share. India's BCCI stands to benefit the most from the revamped structure.
The ICC will meet in Singapore on Saturday to approve the proposals. India, England and Australia need at least 8 out of the 10 full members of the ICC to pass the proposals.