Crowe slams ICC revamp plans

Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has joined the chorus calling for the withdrawal of the controversial proposal to revamp the ICC piloted by India, England and Australia, despite his country’s Board’s support to the plan.

Crowe has informed compatriot Alan Isaac, the ICC president, that he supported the letter sent by ex-ICC chief Ehsan Mani and other former top cricket administrators that the proposal should be withdrawn.

“I endorse wholeheartedly the letter by Mr Ehsan Mani to the ICC regards their position paper,” Crowe said in an e-mail to Issac, according to a media report.

NZ Cricket chief executive David White and Board member Martin Snedden will attend the Dubai meeting before which the controversial ‘Position Paper’ is expected to be tabled later in the week.

Snedden said last week he was comfortable with India receiving more ICC money, given they generate 70-80 per cent of ICC revenue.

“I understand how it’s constructed and we’re accepting that India is going to take a much bigger slice of the pie and we’re not resisting that.”

Snedden said NZC’s priority was to lock in commitments from India and other major nations that they would tour NZ more.

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