Cricket voting procedure that axed May not important, says ICC

By Kris Shannon

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There was no evidence to suggest captains had been leaned on by their boards.Cricket's governing body has insisted there were no shenanigans over the voting procedure used to decide the two players' representatives on its third most important committee.

But the International Cricket Council said it was considering a request by the international players' association, Fica, for the matter to be referred to its ethics officer.

Eyebrows were raised when Indian commentator Laxman Sivaramakrishnan ousted players' association boss Tim May for one of two places on the International Cricket Council's cricket committee after a re-vote.

It has been alleged May was voted in 9-1 by the 10 test captains in the initial vote. The other person elected was Sri Lankan player Kumar Sangakkara.

The ICC claimed that because of confusion in the voting process, such as in the case of a tied vote or where teams had different captains for different formats, it decided there should be a second vote.

There are claims that boards pressured their captains to vote a particular way with the Board of Control for Cricket in India front and centre of the allegations.

The ICC said yesterday there was no evidence to suggest captains had been leaned on by their boards.

- NZ Herald

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