5 Jun 2013

Cricket union boss steps down over lack of accountability, backroom deals

4:13 pm on 5 June 2013

The former Australian cricket international Tim May has quit as the chief of the sport's international players' union, criticising the sports' powerbrokers and the direction they're taking the game.

May has resigned as chief executive of the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations , a position he had held since 2005.

He says he's tired of fighting the International Cricket Council.

May says cricket increasingly seems to be pushing aside the principles of transparency, accountability, independence, and upholding the best interests of the global game, in favour of a system that appears to operate through threats, intimidation and backroom deals.