New Delhi: Revealing BCCI's another arm-twisting move, a report in Australia's The Daily Telegraph on Tuesday said that the Indian board's president N Srinivasan used power tactics to get Laxman Sivaramakrishnan on the ICC Cricket Committee by "threatening countries to ensure that the majority of Test captains voted against Tim May".
Sivaramakrishnan replaced May on the influential cricket committee for a three-year term on Monday. May has a history of criticizing the BCCI as chief executive of the international players' union FICA.
Ten Test captains vote to pick their two representative on the committee, but the report in the Australian daily suggested the BCCI got the boards to threaten their captains of being sacked if they didn't vote for Sivaramakrishnan. "Some captains were threatened with the sack by their boards if they did not vote for Indian commentator and former legspinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan ahead of May, the former Australian offspinner," the report said.
Other than the former Indian legspinner, Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara was elected as the second players' representative on the committee....more
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