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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…

No more ‘big-three’ as India loses vote in ICC meeting

DUBAI: India’s supremacy in world cricket on Wednesday met a major blow as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was comprehensively out-voted on governance structure and revenue model at the ICC Board Meeting in Dubai. India was checkmated by former BCCI boss Shashank Manohar, who now heads the International Cricket Council (ICC) as its first independent chairman. BCCI, which is the world’s richest cricket board, was thrashed 1-9 when representatives of all other member nations, except India’s Amitabh…

ICC moves closer to Test shake-up

LONDON: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has moved closer to a radical shake-up to pave the way for Afghanistan and Ireland to become Test nations and restrict the power of the 'Big Three' of India, England and Australia. Following a meeting at its Dubai headquarters, cricket's global governing body said on Saturday it had reached "agreement in principle to constitutional and financial change, further progress on future international cricket structures and agreement around the consistent use of DRS (the Decision…

Anderson episode to sour England, India relations

MUMBAI: As England paceman Jimmy Anderson faces the prospect of a ban following a complaint from India, relations between the sides are in danger of becoming seriously soured in the wake of the latest contentious issue involving the Asian powerhouse.