Cricket's 'Big Three' to see powers reduced by ICC

BY foxsports • February 4, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) The power of India, Australia, and England in world cricket is set to be reduced as part of wide-ranging reform measures by the sport's governing body to improve its image.

The International Cricket Council held a meeting in Dubai on Thursday, with the board agreeing to approve changes that would remove the permanent positions for officials from India, Australia, and England in the executive committee and financial committee.

The ICC says there will be a ''complete review'' of its constitution ''with a view to establishing governance, finance, corporate and cricketing structures that are appropriate and effective for the strategic role and function of the ICC and all of its members.''

ICC chairman Shashank Manohar said in a statement that it wants to ensure ''no member of the ICC is bigger than the other.''