22 Jan 2014

NZ Cricket plays down bullying tactics of big three nations

2:52 pm on 22 January 2014

New Zealand Cricket is playing down any element of bullying by the big three of the sport India, England and Australia over major changes to the way the sport is run internationally.

A draft proposal, to be discussed at the International Cricket Council's board meeting in Dubai next week, recommends handing over more control to India, England and Australia.

The future tours programme would be dropped and there would be a change in the revenue sharing.

The board of New Zealand Cricket discussed proposals today and the country's ICC representative Martin Snedden says they want the future tours programme to remain in place until 2020.

Snedden says India, as the biggest revenue generator in the sport, has been flexing its muscle over the past decade which is normal in any commercial situation.

He says the job for New Zealand Cricket is to navigate its away through the discussions and obtain a stable playing programme and increased revenue.