In a scathing attack on the BCCI, former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga said the Indian Board's financial might has turned the ICC into a "toothless tiger" and called the IPL a "monster" that will destroy
Ranatunga, who led Sri Lanka to the 1996 World Cup triumph, said the ICC has become a body which is constantly under the BCCI's pressure.
"Not too long ago we had individuals like Malcolm Speed, Eshan Mani and Malcolm Grey who stood against India. But the current ICC is weak and they simply give in. The ICC is becoming a toothless tiger," he said.
Ranatunga praised former
"Hats off to Tony. Everyone these days fear India and no one wants to antagonise the BCCI. Tony is spot on, except for the fact that he has stated Bangladesh and Zimbabwe Boards do whatever the Indians want. He should have added Sri Lanka Cricket too.
"SLC is like a puppet on a string. The job of the ICC is to protect the game rather than any individual country," Ranatunga said.
Ranatunga said he fears for the
"I have seen this IPL and I must say from the first day I didn't like it. We have created a monster that will go on to destroy international cricket," Ranatunga said.
Ranatunga said calls for creating a window for IPL in the international calendar are "ridiculous".
"It's absolutely ridiculous. If we are going into that, what about if
"Are these people
He blamed the absence of cricketers from the ICC's top decision-making body for the current scenario.
"One fault that I see with the ICC at the moment is that most of the Directors haven't played the game and the main decisions are taken at the Directors' meeting.
"If you take most of the CEOs of cricket boards, they are past cricketers, but when they come up with