Overall cricket structure needs change: Cameron eyes ICC top job

Former Cricket West Indies (CWI) chief Dave Cameron is in the running for the chairman’s role in the International Cricket Council (ICC) after he was recommended to current chairman Shashank Manohar by the United States Hall of Fame.

The name of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has also been floated in recent times for the high-profile role while England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves seems to be leading the race.

Cameron stated that countries, apart from the big three of world cricket, depend on the ICC for financial help and he would like to change this for the betterment of the sport worldwide.

“I believe we need to find a sustainable financial model where teams can earn through merit,” Cameron was quoted as saying by Jamaica Gleaner.

“The big three India, Australia and England have all the events, the audience and the biggest economy, but the smaller nations have to always be coming back to the ICC for financial support, so what we want to happen is not equal share of revenues, but equitable share.”

Cameron also stated that if elected he would look to target the ‘untapped’ market in North and South America which according to him presents ‘tremendous opportunity’ for the ICC to grow the game.

“The overall cricket structure needs change and needs to be looked at from different lenses. There is tremendous opportunity in the Americas which has huge economies that are untapped, and we need to look at the cricket world from a different set of eyes,” he said.