Cricket body Fica wants ICC to probe allegations of vote rigging by India

2013-06-28 00:00

JOHANNESBURG — The international cricketers’ association (Fica) says it will refer a disputed vote for an ICC position to an ethics committee itself, criticising the governing body for ignoring allegations of vote-fixing in Laxman Sivaramakrishnan’s recent election.

The Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations, which represents players from six of the 10 Test-playing countries, says it has strong evidence that the national associations were pressured to vote for India’s Sivaramakrishnan as a player representative on the ICC cricket committee. Sivaramakrishnan won the re-vote over former Fica chief executive Tim May, who later resigned from Fica.

The ICC had said on May 9 it was considering a request by

Fica to investigate allegations of improper influence by India’s powerful cricket board.

Fica yesterday said the ICC is “hoping the matter will go away”.

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