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Punter’s support

Wellington: Ricky Ponting is of the view that India deserve a “little say” in international cricket, being the “powerhouse nation” of the game, but also hopes that the concerned stakeholders would strike a balance in the near future.

The ICC recently announced wide-ranging changes as to how the sport will be run, including handing bulk of the power to the game's ‘Big Three’ — India, Australia and England.

“That’s probably right… They’re the powerhouse nation of the game and being as powerful as they are, they probably to a certain degree deserve a say in what happens. It’s a bit of a touchy subject to handle,” Ponting was quoted as saying.

“It seems like Australia have a series against India every year. That’s a great source of revenue, and why everyone wants Tests against India, because of the TV revenue. Those tours are pretty important. (PTI)