Players critical of ICC

A survey of 45 international cricketers has revealed damning opinions of the ICC, and the recent World Cup.

The survey was conducted by FICA, (Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations), and players’ anonymity was kept to protect them from potential persecution from their boards. It revealed that 56% were not happy with the way the ICC organised World Cups and controls the game.

Unsurprisingly, most of the players seemed to be disappointed by the recent World Cup. 46% considered it to be below average or poor, while only 11% said it was above average or excellent. Also, 87% agreed with the general consensus that the tournament was far too lengthy.

This cannot come as a surprise; the tournament was overshadowed by the death of Bob Woolmer, and was also hampered by poor crowds, a lack of exciting matches and a near-farcical final.

Also, between 14 and 18 percent of the players said that had not been sufficiently educated about the ICC’s measures against racism, doping and corruption.

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