Dubai, May 10: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has clarified that re-vote for players representatives to the Cricket committee followed the "determined procedure" and there was no evidence that captains were pressurised to vote for India's Laxman Sivaramakrishnan.
It was a alleged that respective boards had pressurised their captains to vote for Sivaramakrishnan, who was elected to the panel in place of Tim May.
Here is the ICC statement relating to ICC Cricket Committee issued on Thursday (May 9)
"In response to recent media stories, the International Cricket Council wishes to clarify certain aspects relating to the recent appointment of player representatives to the ICC Cricket Committee.
In January this year, because of confusion in the voting process for such representatives (for example in respect of what should happen in the case of a tied vote and, where teams had different captains for different formats of the game, which captain should be entitled to vote), the ICC Board considered the matter carefully, and following clarification of the process to be followed, decided that another vote should be taken.
Subsequent to the re-vote, the ICC is concerned to note a number of factual inaccuracies appearing in the media in respect of the results of the voting and the underlying basis for the Board decision that a re-vote was necessary, as well as unsupported allegations of impropriety in the voting process.
In that respect, the ICC can confirm that it has received a written request from the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) to refer the matter to the Ethics Officer. This request is being considered, but in view of the allegations already appearing in the media, the ICC wishes to state for the record that the re-vote took place according to the determined procedure and that the ICC has seen no evidence that supports allegations now being made that captains were put under pressure by their Member Boards to vote for a particular individual.
No further comment will be made at this stage."