Will ICL rock BCCI's boat? Reason behind BCCI's move..
August 17, 2007 6:34am CST
BCCI has taken a rigid stand against ICL’s proposal. As per some senior players Cricket is not BCCI's personal property and they have no right to stop anybody from joining this league. Whether Board is scared that if the ICL turns out to be a well organised event, then their own failures would be exposed....?
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17 Aug 07
This is nothing but politics and to some extent it is required because BCCI has been monopolistic organization, having huge money, they were acting like Hitlers. I feel there should be another body which can give competition to it and players should be allowed to become member in both the organization. There can be some international standard inter-state cricket in rapid sessions which give filip to the movement in India.
8 Sep 07
BCCI's tough stand has already back fired. It has been taken to the court for banning cricketer's for life as it violates the monopoly act of Indian Govt. They have been slapped with a fine for the same. I believe that though ICL would never really take off, it has shaken the BCCI roots and has prompted them to think about the game and the players rather than filling its own coffers. As far as the game is benefitted, I think ICL is good. Cheers! Ram
• Delhi, India
18 Aug 07
It would be too early to say, whether ICL is going to make any dent on BCCI. Let ICL takes a shape and let them start their activities, then only it can be commented whether ICL is going to prove a threat to BCCI. So far, not many current players have joined ICL, all are retired or old players who have joined ICL.