CA Chairman Wally Edwards, a key figure in the drafting of a proposal to centralise power at the hands of the 'Big Three', has broken his silence to defend the plan after FICA Executive Chairman Paul Marsh termed it as unconstitutional and detrimental to the interest of other countries.
Edwards, who normally prefers to work the back channels of cricket administration, said he felt compelled to respond to FICA's contention that the nations involved in drafting the proposal had defied their commitment to work in the best interests of the ICC by doing so.
"Traditionally, CA does not comment on ICC discussions it is about to have - we talk to other ICC nations across the table rather than via the media," Edwards said in a statement.
"But we were today disappointed to see the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations question whether CA and others have met their fiduciary duties as ICC members," he said.
"Setting aside the fact that we are yet to discuss and vote, CA's approach internationally is consistent with its approach at home where we have made significant strides improving the governance of Australian cricket. There will be a discussion in the next few days among the ICC's full member nations about possible changes to how the ICC works,” he said.
"CA's view going into that discussion is that we need to continue to promote international cricket competitions including the primacy of Test cricket, we need to improve global cricket leadership and we support that members should be working to promote the interest of the game as their priority," he added.


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