Howard’s rejection shows ICC is dysfunctional: Hughes

Updated: Jul 02, 2010, 18:24 PM IST

Melbourne: Former Australian captain Kim Hughes feels rejection of John Howard`s candidacy for the ICC vice-president`s post has proved that cricket`s governing body is a "dysfunctional" organisaton easily swayed by India`s financial might.

"I don`t think it`s healthy to have someone (India) that`s so dominant in world cricket because quite frankly they make decisions that are not in the best interest of cricket worldwide, they do it for what`s best for them," Hughes was quoted as saying by a newspaper`.
"The ICC had shown itself to be ineffective and driven by politics. In every major decision, whether it`s with bowlers and throwing, or with umpires, or with programming, they just don`t get it. They are dead set useless," he said.
Another former Australia captain Bob Simpson was also scathing in his criticism of the ICC.
"I don`t think it was about John Howard, I think it was about the politics of this particular organisation," he said.
Hoaward`s bid was thwarted by the Afro-Asian bloc, leaving the former Australian Prime Minister embarrassed and Cricket Australia angry.