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Protest planned before fifth Ashes match against "Big Three"

A 3-minute silence has been planned as a mark of protest against the dominance of three countries in running the affairs of World cricket, on the eve of the fifth Ashes Test. These three countries include India, Australia and England. The protest has been planned by the creators of the movie, " Death of a gentleman".

The Big Three of the World Cricket

In a major development, the makers of the movie, ”Death of a gentleman”, have planned to observe a 3-minute silence as mark of protest against the influence of the “Big Three” of the cricketing word i.e India, Australia and England. As reported in the cricbuzz.

“We have decided on a three-minute silence. That is one minute for each of the countries that is trying to silence the game's ordinary supporters," the film's producer, Sam Collins said. "Now that the Ashes have been decided, we feel the time is right to protest at the powerlessness of all other countries in the cricket world. Nobody has any power except Narayanswami Srinivasan, of India, Giles Clarke, of England, and Wally Edwards, of Australia."

The movie, “Death of a gentleman”, has explored the decline of the Test cricket due to the more lucrative T20 cricket. The makers have condemned the decision of ICC to scrap the World Test Championship and instead holding another Champion’s trophy in England in 2017.

The protest is also against the move of ICC to limit the number of teams to 10 in the 2019 ICC World Cup. This might prove to be an impediment to the larger goal of making cricket a  truly global sport. 

The organizers of the protest will wear the jerseys of the cricket playing nations outside the power triangle. "We ask fans of all nations to stand with us and show their dissatisfaction about the way their game is being run," Collins said. With this protest, they want to enhance the awareness among the fans against the growing influence of these three nations.

 

 
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