Daily Maverick (Johannesburg)

13 April 2014

South Africa: ICC's Lack of Leadership Continues to Hamper Progress

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Cricket currently sits in a state of flux, and based on the decisions over the last week, it looks like that flux will very soon deteriorate into disarray. The lack of leadership from the custodians of the game continuous to poison progress.

You don't need to be an ardent observer of cricket's governing structures to understand that the game is in flux. Following a change in how decisions are made, with the English, Australian and Indian Cricket Boards bagging the biggest share of the pie, it is vitally important for the men at the helm to keep doing what is best for the game.

It can be through simple decisions or more complicated ones, but the International Cricket Council (ICC) is still failing.

Last week, the representatives of all the full-member boards and the crumbs of the others met to discuss a number of issues. Barring the misrepresentation of the associates - with just three members present to make decisions for 37 countries - there was also a sour undertone in the presence of one N. Srinivasan.

Srinivasan stepped down from his duties as BCCI president after the Supreme Court in India recommended he does so while...

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