Singapore: India will push for significant control over the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) revenue and power structure when a radical revamp plan is put to vote in a meeting today despite strong resentment from the Cricket Boards of South Africa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The controversial restructuring of the ICC, which would cede executive decision-making to India, Australia and England, requires consent of eight of the 10 member Boards and it remains to be seen whether the dissenting Boards remain adamant or agree to the changes.

The three Boards could relent if the ‘Big Three’ offer some lucrative tour assurances in bargain.Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa have refused to back the plan stating that it only makes the ‘Big Three’ more powerful.During the ICC Board meeting last month in Dubai last month, a final decision on the proposal was deferred due to a lack of unanimity among the member boards.

At the Dubai meeting, the BCCI’s status as the most influential cricketing body in the world was formally acknowledged with a bulk of its demands getting passed.

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