5 reasons why the rumoured breakaway cricket league could rival the ICC

An Indian conglomerate, the Essel Group, has confirmed it’s looking into establishing a cricket body to rival the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Essel Group’s founder, Indian billionaire Subhash Chandra, is reportedly targeting all the large cricketing countries as well as others such as China and the United States.

His vision is to go global with cricket.

We interviewed Antoinette Muller, freelance sports journalist and contributor to the Daily Maverick.

Muller gives five reasons why she reckons a breakaway cricket league can work:

  • Money

  • Broadcasting power

  • Big three power play

  • Lingering discontent

  • Global reach

Listen to the audio (scroll down) for more detail.

India, England and Australia take the lion’s share of cricketing profits. They’re concerned about a split and have launched an investigation.

Antoinette Muller, freelance sports journalist and contributor to the Daily Maverick

A split in world cricket is unavoidable. Fans and smaller cricket unions are tired of being told what to do. The ICC is weak and completely without a moral backbone.

Antoinette Muller, freelance sports journalist and contributor to the Daily Maverick

It will be good for cricket to include smaller nations.

Antoinette Muller, freelance sports journalist and contributor to the Daily Maverick

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