MPs not convinced by CSA's U-turn

Committee member Graham McKenzie says India, Australia and England will continue to rule the game.

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CAPE TOWN - Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Sport on Tuesday said it is not buying Cricket South Africa (CSA)'s change of heart regarding the International Cricket Committee (ICC)'s restructuring.

CSA voted in favour of ICC reforms at a special meeting in Singapore this past weekend.

South Africa's cricket governing body initially voted against the proposals, which it believed would not benefit the sport.

Committee member Graham McKenzie says India, Australia and England will continue to rule the game.

"The version we've heard is somewhat watered down, which doesn't have as many negative implications. However, I still believe the big three are dominating us. There seems to be no unity and that's a very worrying situation, particularly with the challenges facing Cricket South Africa."

McKenzie says it seems funding will benefit the "big three".

"I just think the big three are going to be disproportionally more financially empowered than they currently are, which doesn't help grow the game globally."