Former chairman of cricket’s world governing body ICC Eshan Mani says the next ICC chairman should not come from any of the big three countries namely India, England and Australia.

Mani who was ICC chairman between 2003/2006 says the big three countries are now struggling to get out of a system they introduced in 2014 aimed at protecting their own interest.

Mani who is now president of the Pakistan Cricket Board, says as support deepens for progressive reform to address financial inequity among nations, the big three are now realizing the system they voted for 6 years ago is no longer working for them.

Against that background Mani says it would be healthier for someone from a smaller country to take charge.

Mani has already ruled himself out of contention to replace Shashank Manahor who stepped down this year after serving two terms.

Former ECB chairman Colin Grave, current BCCI boss Sauruv Ganguly and former Cricket West Indies President Dave Cameron have all declared their interests.