Four years ago the most powerful man in cricket was on a mission to dominate the global game, by fair means or foul, and N Srinivasan came perilously close to doing just that.  The president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had little difficulty in persuading the England and Australian boards to join him at the head table — though not as equals — and within a year a new financial “model” had been devised which enriched the “big three” even further and marginalised the “small seven” among Test nations. Fortunately for the international game there was a man of such moral integrity and ethical fortitude that he stood up to Srinivasan and beat him fair and square in an election. Shashank Manohar undid the shameful and hastily ratified resolutions of the “big three” and we were back to where we started. With India still controlling the global game but informally and with subterfuge rather that legislation. This did not go down well with most members of the BCCI, many o...

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