Sydney: Removed from an ICC committee following allegations of pressure from India, Tim May has said it was time someone "stood up to the cancer of stand-over tactics" that defines cricket's governing body.
May was replaced on the ICC cricket committee by the former India legspinner, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, who is employed by the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) as a commentator.
The furore was caused following allegations that BCCI forced a re-vote to get Sivaramakrishnan appointed on the ICC Cricket Committee after May won the initial vote 9-1.
"The only thing that I can say and reinforce, is that this issue isn't about [from my perspective anyway] whether Siva or I got elected or not, but it's about was the process compromised?" the former Australian offspinner was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald....more
02:29 PM, May 09, 2013
Melbourne: A miffed Federation of International Cricketers Association today demanded an ICC ethics committee enquiry into BCCI-backed L Sivaramakrishnan's appointment as a players' representative in the governing body, saying captains could have been forced to vote against incumbent Tim May. Sivaramakrishnan replaced May, who is also the FICA CEO, on the ICC Cricket Committee after a reported re-vote pushed for by the BCCI. It is alleged that in the initial...
01:45 PM, May 07, 2013
We have seen certain individuals in the cricket arena in the last two decades or so who have given their best performances when pushed against the wall. They thrived in situations when the going got tough. They delivered when their teams expected them, as individuals and as leaders, to produce something miraculous to dig them out of a rut. Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting and now Michael Clarke have done that...
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