Outgoing chief of the Australian Cricketers` Association ( ACA) Paul Marsh has accused Cricket Australia`s (CA) of buckling under the pressure of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which has made CA a follower rather than a leader on the world stage.
The Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) today said it was disappointed with N Srinivasan`s appointment to the post of ICC Chairman even as New Zealand Cricket Director Martin Snedden backed the controversial Indian administrator`s elevation to the top job.
The Federation of International Cricketers` Associations wants the under-fire N Srinivasan to stand aside from all ICC functions after being forced out as BCCI President owing to the IPL betting scandal.
"Self-interest" and "short-term deal making" will prevail over cricket`s long-term health following the recent structural reforms in the International Cricket Council (ICC), the global players` association said on Monday.
Cricket Australia has defended the structural overhaul of the ICC which will cede executive decision-making to India, Australia and England in the face of sharp criticism from some other Boards and Federation of International Cricketers` Associations.
The Federation of International Cricketers` Associations (FICA) on Thursday unveiled a new leadership structure after the resignation of its long-serving CEO Tim May by making Paul Marsh the Executive Chairman of the body.
The prospects of Australia`s cricketers going on strike in England have eased after negotiations between the players and Cricket Australia over their ongoing pay dispute seemed to be going on right direction.
Bookie Mazhar Majeed`s claim that Australians were the biggest offenders of match-fixing is far from true but it has put every player under suspicion, feels Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) chief executive Paul Marsh.