Player body blasts ICC vote

2013-06-27 11:15
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Johannesburg - The international cricketers' association says it will refer a disputed vote for an ICC position to an ethics committee itself, criticising the governing body for ignoring allegations of vote-fixing in Laxman Sivaramakrishnan's recent election.

The Federation of International Cricketers' Associations, which represents players from six of the 10 Test-playing countries, says it has strong evidence that the national associations were pressured to vote for India's Sivaramakrishnan as a player representative on the ICC cricket committee.

Sivaramakrishnan won the re-vote over former FICA chief executive Tim May, who later resigned from FICA.

The ICC had said on May 9 it was considering a request by FICA to investigate allegations of improper influence by India's powerful cricket board.

FICA said on Thursday that the ICC is "hoping the matter will go away."

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