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Cricket: Pakistan chief says four nations oppose ICC overhaul

Published on Jan 28, 2014 8:43 PM

KARACHI (AFP) - Pakistan's cricket chief said on Tuesday that his board, along with South Africa, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, were united in opposing plans to revamp the game's governing body.

Proposals under discussion at a two-day International Cricket Council (ICC) board meeting in Dubai on Tuesday and Wednesday would effectively cede control of the sport to the three richest nations: India, Australia and England.

Cricket South Africa and Sri Lanka Cricket have both called for the withdrawal of the "position paper" and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf said they were not alone.

"Bangladesh, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka, we all have one stance. Let us see what we vote inside. We will stick to our stance," he told the media before entering the meeting in Dubai.

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