Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) has taken strong exception to remarks attributed to ICC
Chief Executive, David Richardson, during the course of a recent interview
in Sri Lanka.
Richardson stated inter alia: “The international game has gone
through a period of turbulence, where the governance, the financial model, the
playing [of the game] was in turmoil by the resolutions passed by the ICC in
2014. What happened in 2014 took place because unfortunately countries like
South Africa, Sri Lanka and New Zealand were not able to stand up to the big
boys. I don't think that will happen again."
above comments were reported in THIS article.
he is indeed correctly quoted, his remarks come as a complete shock to us,”
commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat.
someone who was actually party to the 2014 resolutions to now make such a
disparaging remark to CSA is frankly nonsense and insulting to us.
CSA Board had from the very outset realized how damaging the original proposals
would have been to the global growth of the game and together with Pakistan and
Sri Lanka had strongly opposed it. This included CSA making a significant
written submission to the ICC Board which had resulted in a number of the
original proposals being amended. That’s in fact the reason why we are where we
CSA Board will always stand up for what it believes to be right for the game,”
CSA President will formally take up this matter with the ICC chairperson.
submission made by CSA against the original “Big Three” proposals can be viewed HERE.