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Big Three proposal accepted as Cricket South Africa votes

SINGAPORE: The Big Three Proposal was accepted in the International Cricket Council (ICC) as Cricket South Africa (CSA) voted in the last minutes of the ICC board meeting here in Singapore, ARY News reports on Saturday. 

Eight out of ten cricketing boards voted in the favour of the proposal. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Sri Lankan Cricket Board (SLCB) did not vote in favor of the proposal being dubbed by the detractors as apartheid in the sport . 

Big Three countries (India, Australia and England) will have an additional part of the total revenues earned by ICC. Narayanswami Srinivasan from Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be the Chairman of ICC from June 2014 whereas Giles Clarke of English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will be the Financial and Commerical Committee. 

ICC Champions Trophy will be played instead of Test Championship in 2017 and 2021. 

On the rejection of the proposal by SLCB and PCB, ICC said that they were saddened by the stance taken by the two boards.

A spokesperson of PCB said that ICC does not represent the sport any further.

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