Proteas

Jonty cools ICC 'Big 3' fears

Cape Town - Former Proteas legend Jonty Rhodes has cooled fears over South Africa suffering at the hands of a breakaway of cricket's three wealthiest nations.

VIDEO: Jonty Rhodes' views on the ICC's 'Big 3' proposal

The International Cricket Council's (ICC) has proposed greater decision-making powers for India, England and Australia who between them represent the game's wealthiest nations.

“I don’t think it (the feared marginalisation of all but the big three) is going to happen ... if you think England playing Australia the whole time: they’ve just had 10 Ashes Tests in a row and by the end people were probably pretty tired of it, even though Australians were delighted to have won the (second series) five-zip, said Rhodes.

The ICC are due to discuss the controversial plan -- which has been drafted because of an apparent threat by India to withdraw from major global events unless there is radical reform of the ICC - in Dubai on Tuesday and Wednesday.



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