The sweeping changes were passed in an almost unanimous vote during a meeting at the International Cricket Council (ICC) headquarters in
The shake-up amends the ICC’s constitution and financial structure so that revenue is more equitably distributed among members and less power is concentrated in the hands of the “Big Three”.
It reverses a much-criticised ICC decision in 2014 to relinquish more control to
The restructure was agreed to in principle in February by the majority of Test-playing nations – including
The Board of Control for Cricket in India stands to lose $277 million (about R3.7 billion) revenue over the next eight years under the changes, with more flowing to minor Test nations and associate members like Ireland and Afghanistan.
“This model was passed 13 votes to one,” the ICC said in a statement.
“A revised constitution was also approved by 12 votes to two,” it said, adding the changes would be put to the ICC in June for adoption.
ICC chairman Shashank Manohar, who was asked by the council to defer his resignation last month to see the reform package through, declared it “another step forward for world cricket”.
“I am confident we can provide a strong foundation for the sport to grow and improve globally in the future through the adoption of the revised financial model and governance structure,” he said.
The ICC also underscored their commitment to returning international cricket events to
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