Former South Africa captain Ali Bacher has slammed the ICC for electing N. Srinivasan as its first chairman. In an interview to the Telegraph (india), Bacher said that he was startled to see Srinivasan as ICC chairman, even as he was being probed by India's Supreme Court for corruption charges in the Indian Premier League 2013.
Bacher added that he was disappointed with the new direction in which cricket is going, and England, Australia, and India had hijacked the game. "A certain gentleman is currently being investigated by a committee set up by the Supreme Court in India. Despite that, he becomes the ICC chairman. It's mind-boggling," Bacher said, adding: "What staggers me the most is that not a word has been said by any of the member countries of the ICC."
South Africa, along with three other countries had opposed the ICC's new model of governance and revenue sharing. However, the BCCI, Cricket Australia, and England Cricket Board supported the decision, and Srinivasan was unanimously elected as the ICC chairman. South Africa is the only full ICC member not on any of its high-power committees.