Pakistan to support possible Indian move against Speed
May 1, 2007 - 3:08:05 PM

Karachi, May 1 - Pakistan will support India if the latter initiates a vote of no-confidence motion against top officials of the International Cricket Council -.

The Pakistan Cricket Board - would strongly back the Indian board if it makes such a move against ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed and a few other officials at the next ICC executive board meeting scheduled in June, reported The News Tuesday.

Quoting sources the newspaper reported that Pakistan would throw their weight behind a proposal to get an Asian or an African appointed as the ICC chief executive. PCB officials have been closely observing this development and are willing to support the proposed move when the time comes.

The secretary of the Indian cricket board Niranjan Shah hinted in a newspaper interview Monday that the Board of Control for Cricket in India - could consider initiating a move to get rid of Speed because under him the ICC is becoming 'more and more bureaucratic'.

'The ICC is costing its members money by unnecessarily employing so many people,' Shah was quoted as saying in an interview.

The BCCI has been at loggerheads with top ICC bosses on various issues ranging from money matters to the Future Tour Programme.

The Indians, like the rest of the international cricket community, have also strongly criticised the ICC for an unsuccessful World Cup in the Caribbean.

Shah said that a final decision on a no- confidence move against ICC officials at the meeting of chief executives later this summer would depend on a feedback from other member nations.

Pakistan also had problems with the ICC recently.

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