9 May 2013

Tim May blasts ICC "cancer"

7:26 am on 9 May 2013

The former Australian test spinner Tim May has condemned what he refers to as the "cancer" at world cricket headquarters after losing his place on an ICC committee in controversial circumstances.

The Federation of International Cricketers' Associations, of which May is chief executive, has called on the ICC to investigate allegations of vote fixing after the Indian candidate Laxman Sivaramakrishnan was elected to an ICC committee, amid accusations that voters were pressured into choosing him because of the influence of the Indian cricket board.

May says it's not so much a matter of who was elected, as the process being compromised.

Some of the 10 Test captains who voted were allegedly pressured to change their initial selections and back Sivaramakrishnan, the preferred candidate of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.