Enormous delight at Shashank Manohar's 'Big Three' bullying comments: Haroon Lorgat

Manohar felt that cricket boards of India, England and Australia enjoyed greater authority in ICC.

PTI| Updated: Nov 27, 2015, 21:33 PM IST
Enormous delight at Shashank Manohar's 'Big Three' bullying comments: Haroon Lorgat

New Delhi: Cricket South Africa Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat has expressed "enormous delight" at ICC chairman Shashank Manohar slamming the 'Big Three' bullying.

Manohar had said that he disapproved of the constitutional revamp made last year, which ensured the representatives of BCCI, ECB and CA to be part of an all decision-making process, with the three boards also standing to earn the highest percentage of the money accrued through the reformulated revenue model of the ICC.

Making a bold opening remark, Manohar was quoted as saying, "I don't agree with the three major countries bullying the ICC."

CSA lapped up Manohar's intent through the remark as Lorgat said "I would be less than truthful if I did not express enormous delight at Mr Manohar's comments".

"It is indeed refreshing to have read these comments and knowing the man, I am confident that he will change the ICC structures to make it a better place so that all ICC Members and international cricket can flourish," he added.

The BCCI supremo also got praise from Sri Lanka Cricket, which showed its support by calling Manohar a "sensible man".

Chairman of the interim committee that governs SLC, Sidath Wettimuny said that he remained optimistic about Manohar.

"Shashank has spoken as if he was looking from a more global perspective than a board perspective, which I think is the correct thing to do as an ICC president. It's good to hear. He strikes me as a sensible man."

After taking over as BCCI boss on October 4, Manohar had promised radical reforms in the Indian cricketing system and SLC officials are hoping that the man with an honest image will also act good in the ICC set-up.