Cricket Australia supported the controversial plan to revamp the ICC after it emerged that India could break away from the world governing body, a development that could bring the game of cricket to its knees.

Sources say Australia is acting in a bid to keep India along, as there is a genuine threat that the BCCI through its broadcast deals generates at least 70 per cent of the game’s revenue, could quit the ICC if the present distribution model is not changed.

An expanded IPL

One scenario that has been discussed in Australian cricket circles would be a significantly expanded Indian Premier League where the competition’s franchises could try and poach the world’s best players out of Test and other international cricket with huge offers, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

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