Cricket South Africa has opposed the structural overhaul of the ICC which will cede executive decision-making to India, Australia and England, calling for an immediate withdrawal of the “fundamentally flawed” proposal.
“Cricket South Africa has requested the ICC to withdraw the draft proposal emanating from the ICC Finance and Commercial Affairs working group to allow for a more consultative and Constitutionally-ordained process to take place,” the CA said in a statement.
The official response of CSA to the draft proposal follows a weekend joint session of CSA’s Board of Directors and the Members’ Forum.
“Without addressing the merits of the proposal insofar as it concerns Constitutional amendments and changes to ICC competitions, these proposals should first be referred to the relevant ICC committees or sub-committees for proper consideration and to make recommendations to the ICC Board,” wrote CSA President Chris Nenzani, in a letter to ICC President Alan Isaac.
The letter has been copied to all full members of the ICC.
“Although there is nothing to prevent a review of the ICC funding model or finances, the proposal self-evidently is inextricably tied up with a fundamental restructuring of the ICC, which has far-reaching Constitutional implications,” he said.
“The draft proposal is, therefore, fundamentally flawed as regards the process and, therefore, in breach of the ICC Constitution.”
Nenzani requested for its immediate withdrawal to discuss a more acceptable plan.