CSA unfazed about ICC restructure
The plan sees sole administrative power in world cricket resting with India, England and Australia.
JOHANNESBURG - Chris Nenzani, President of Cricket South Africa (CSA), has told EWN Sport that they are not overly concerned by the news of a draft proposal to fundamentally restructure the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The restructure, in its currently proposed form, would see sole administrative power in world cricket resting with India, England and Australia, relegating South Africa and a number of other national cricketing boards to the administrative side-lines.
CSA have written to the ICC calling for the proposal's withdrawal to allow for a more consultative and constitutional process to take place. The Board meeting is scheduled to take place next week in Dubai.
Nenzani says that the overall manner in which the proposal came about needs to be addressed, but added that CSA is happy with their current position.
"There are certain proposals that we have no problems with and that we want to support. But at this stage, the entire document needs to go through the normal process. I don't think we need to be unnecessarily concerned at this stage. We are waiting to see what final decision will be taken at the ICC meeting, and then we will be able to assess our next steps."
Nenzani concedes that with recent attendance figures, the financial power in world cricket lies clearly with India, Australia and England.
"We have not disputed that fact, and we have not expressed our opinion. But there has to be a proper process that leads to the recommendations that are made."
Nenzani says they decided to publicise their stance in an effort to appease concerned fans and stakeholders.
"There's a lot that has been put out there that is not true, particularly about the position that CSA is going to take, and about what is going to happen to CSA. We wanted to correct those perceptions, and we have already sent our letter to the ICC, so we felt that we could share our views with the nation as a whole."