The way cricket is run, needs to change: Tim May

The way cricket is run, needs to change: Tim May

A reproachful Tim May says the financial model, on which cricket is run globally by mighty India, has to end if the game is to be saved from a running into a serious crisis.

May was recently replaced controversially in the ICC Cricket Committee amid allegations that India forced a re-vote into the election and imposed its own candidate in Laxman Sivaramakrishnan on the members boards.

May, who headed players organisation FICA for eight years before hading the baton to Paul Marsh, said ICC was not being run properly and if it continues this way, soon world cricket will face a crisis.

"You would like to think there are people who are strong within that board who would say, 'hey let's not wait until there is an absolute crisis'. I am not sure that point has yet quite been reached but all the signs are that it will be if we continue the slide," May said.

"You can muddle along but you will deteriorate. I think you're going to run out of thumbs to plug all the leaks. Out of the countries that play international cricket, let's not paint a rosy picture here: Zimbabwe essentially broke, Sri Lankan cricket essentially broke, Bangladesh essentially broke or thereabouts, Pakistan, I don't think they're doing very well financially, the West Indies cricket board broke.

"We have got a model where there is going to be a moment in time where a number of Test-playing countries are actually going to fall over. We can't keep muddling on, the financial model needs to change and has to change," May was quoted as saying by 'The Independent'.

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