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Sir Viv: ICC biased towards India

ST JOHN’S – West Indies legend Sir Viv Richards has accused the International Cricket Council (ICC) of having an inherent bias towards India.

Richards’ comments come on the heels of the West Indies players coming in for severe criticism from the ICC, who deemed some the behaviour following its triumph in the ICC World T20 tournament to have been “inappropriate.”

Indeed the ICC maintained that it had seriously considered sanctions for the regional team and skipper Darren Sammy, who criticised the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) in his post-game interview.  

Richards, himself a former West Indies skipper accused the ICC of unevenness and of ignoring infringements by India, due to the fact that the Asian body was one of the game’s powerbrokers.

“There are rules in the one-day game under the auspices of the ICC, like for instance the system where you go back to the third umpire and things like that,” Richards said to the Antigua Observer.

“So, if you are the sole governing body of world cricket, then everyone should be coming under the same umbrella. The Indians do not play certain things the ICC may have in its rules. They totally ignore that and they have been getting away with it for years,” Richards said.





8 Responses to Sir Viv: ICC biased towards India

  1. Mack Clarke
    Mack Clarke April 29, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    One set of rules for India and another set of rules for the rest of the cricket nations.
    Come on ICC let’s have one rule fits all.

  2. Ras Unjay
    Ras Unjay April 29, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    money talks we know that long time now,so what,tell me what you think bout the behavior of samuels,and sammy

  3. Ras Unjay
    Ras Unjay April 29, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    and the i c c aint de w i c b so that talk falling in de sea.[de indians getting wunna rich wid de same rules.

  4. Ras Unjay
    Ras Unjay April 29, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    you want jesus in yah still want to get in de money.

  5. sur April 30, 2016 at 5:26 am

    Where does India figure in West Indian Players dispute with their board. Suggest you guys fight your battles in your own territory.Not to forget that West Indian players withdrew from a tour of India midway because of disagreement with their board. What had India got to do with it ? How could any player renege on a commercial contract ? Coming to the present , if Sammy and his tribe had an axe to grind with their board,then the place for it is the West Indies and their individual countries India isn’t. Nor is the World T 20 the occasion. Viv, lets not forget the time when Indian cricket was still developing. You guys were holding the kitty and determining all the rules. Because you had the quicks, it was Ok to bowl as many bouncers and kill the opposite team batsmen. Cricket was run by England, Australia and the WI.We didnt matter. Even the racists of the world would have behaved better with Indians than Clive Lloyd, Viv and his team mates. Or are you angry that you dont have an IPL contract, Viv ?

  6. Donna Harewood April 30, 2016 at 5:51 am

    And before them the English and the Australians. It has always been so. Many rules were changed with the obvious purpose of blunting the West Indies attack. Umpiring decisions usually went the other way. Higher standards of behavior were demanded from us by ICC umpires and match referees. Fines and suspensions were always meted out to us rather than the Aussie who threw the first stone. (And so it remains.) These things should be highlighted as they occur and fought against with whatever limited ammunition we have. But despite all that we used to be resourceful and found ways to overcome. Now we only succumb. More destructive than the BCCI/ICC has been our own WICB. The ICC provides the shooting range and the ammo and we choose to shoot ourselves in the foot.

  7. Sage Christmas April 30, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Icc and all the other teams are sore losers, we are champion, champion and if you guys don’t like it all you have to do is lump it , lump it. West Indies on the field rejoicing while Icc and the other teams crying, in their dirty mind they are saying, how those black boys can do such a things. To us all this is insulting, so we have to get back at them. So that is the only thing icc and the other fools can talk about, but we are champion, champions not one time or two time, but three times, three time. Under 19 champion, Women champions and senior men champions. And if your team name we don’t call, do not fret cause it isn’t good at all, we are champions, champions. We are too educated and loving to get into foolish talk with these wicked and hatred people. We are not suppose to be more talented than the other teams, But God is showing you guys that all created being belongs to him and that all of us are precious in his sight. So ICC take the beam out of your eyes before you seek to take the smoke out of the West Indies players eyes. God is love and when you guys goes around spread hate, you are of your father the devil. All we push out here is pure love. and Ras Unjay watch your mouth we West Indians are not hungry, so stop saying that you all giving us money. The West Indies players are selling their talent and because there is no one who is talented as other players you guys are willing to pay big money. So you should be ashamed to make such a statement.. We have a lot of Indians who came to the West Indies having nothing and we made than rich buy spending our monies at them. Now most of them live better than most of you in India. Please just do not open your mouth if you do not know what the history of your people are. Learn the history of your people and how they leave their home to look for better outside of it all over the world. I hope that you are better educated and will speak with common sense from now onward.

  8. Sam Clarke May 5, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    SIR VIV,


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