The issue of Laxman Sivaramakrishnan’s appointment as a players’ representative in the ICC refuses to settle, with the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (Fica) now referring the matter to the ICC ethics officer for an independent investigation.
“Fica has tried all we can to get the ICC to refer this matter to the Ethics Officer themselves, however after more than six weeks of no action we are left with no choice but to refer the matter ourselves,” said Fica executive chairman Paul Marsh.
“We have evidence of captains being pressured by their boards into changing their votes away from the incumbent player representative Tim May, in favour of Sivaramakrishnan, and we will present this to the ethics officer. The evidence is strong and we expect it to be acted upon,” he added.
The decision to refer the controversial captains’ vote to the ICC ethics officer was taken at a Fica board meeting in London last week.