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India’s Shashank Manohar played crucial role to roll back Big Three: Shahryar

RAWALPINDI: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan on Saturday said former president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Chairman International Cricket Council (ICC) Shashank Manohar’s role has been crucial to dissolve the structure of Big Three.

“Despite being the president of the BCCI, he had been condemning the idea of Big Three from the first day calling it unfair,” he said during a media talk while giving Manohar credit for bringing in the new ICC constitution.

He said India’s resistance against the constitution could not gather attention in the recent ICC board meeting in Dubai.

The PCB chairman said the BCCI had become weak as Australia and English cricket boards have joined PCB in the opposition of the Big Three model.

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“We have come on a track that will allow us to pass the constitution during the ICC’s Annual General Meeting in June,” he said.

Apprising how the ICC constitution has passed, he said, “We have got 10 votes and two votes went in the opposition, which means that the constitution has been passed twice. We are adamant to keep the new constitution democratic. There is no room for Big Three.”

He said the BCCI was more concerned about the financial model and not as much about the governance model. While Sri Lanka came out against the governance model, he added.

The chairman PCB said India was still getting more than any other cricket board that is 16 percent. While English Cricket Board is getting 8 percent and the rest of cricket boards, including Pakistan, are getting 7 percent.



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