Current ‘Big Three’ System Not Based On Equality, Says Shaharyar Khan
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Chairman Shaharyar Khan on Friday has urged for the elimination of the Big Three governance which includes India, Australia and England.
Shaharyar will be speaking in Dubai, during the International Cricket Council’s ongoing meeting which is considered an all-important meet after three years at the ICC Headquarters.
The meeting is presided over by the ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar.
“We want the Big Three governance system and revenue distribution formula abolished and we see no constitutional problems for the ICC to do this,” Shaharyar was quoted by PTI.
The Octogenarian PCB supremo Shaharyar, who is not in favour of a four-day Test matches, expressed they are not satisfied with the revenue distribution policy set by the world cricket governing body ICC.
“Five day matches are the spirit of Test cricket and what happens if it rains in a four-day Test. I don’t think we need to try to change things with Test matches,” Shaharyar revealed.
Shaharyar has stated that Pakistan lends their support for the Big Three in 2014 after India had signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
“That was our reason and condition for supporting the Big Three but when India has not fulfilled its obligations under the MoU, we see no reason to continue our previous policy,” Shaharyar said.
In 2014, the Big Three system was approved in Singapore for the overhauling of world cricket.
Between 2015 and 2023, Pakistan and India were scheduled to play six bilateral series which did not take place after the tensions escalate between both the neighbouring countries.
“The ICC meetings will give us a chance to sit down with the new office bearers of the Indian cricket board and see what they have in mind specifically in relation to bilateral series with us,” Shaharyar added.
According to the report, between 2015 and 2023, the BCCI is supposed to get a major portion of revenue from the ICC’s broadcasting rights and different events.
“Under the current formula we will end up with just around 98 million dollars while India stands to get around 500 million. We don’t see this as an system based on equality,” Shaharyar concluded.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will receive the share of 21 percent for the period of 2015-2023.
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