26 Feb 2009

Indian rebel league mulls legal action over recognition

2:32 pm on 26 February 2009

India's rebel Twenty20 league is considering legal action after failing in the latest bid for recognition because of staunch opposition by the Indian board.

The International Cricket Council was unsuccessful in its bid to end a dispute between the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the Indian Cricket League after a meeting in Johannesburg on Monday.

The ICL chairman, the former India skipper Kapil Dev, says he doesn't like sports matters being decided in court but says they may have no choice.

The ICL's application to be recognised will now be discussed at the ICC Board meeting in April.