10 Jul 2009

Indian players told to shun new 10-over tournament

9:28 am on 10 July 2009

The Indian cricket board has warned players to keep away from a new private domestic tournament barely a month after the end of a major row over another unofficial league.

The Board says it has not given an approval for a T10 Gully Cricket tournament, as the organisers claim

Last month, the Indian board and other national boards revoked suspensions on players after they quit the unofficial Twenty20 Indian Cricket League.

Its warning comes after Sandeep Patil and Madan Lal, who both have just quit ICL, and Saba Karim attended the T10 event launch in Mumbai,

The board also decided not to allow foreign players in India's domestic tournaments from the next season, reversing a decision taken two years ago to raise the standard of matches.

The move is seen as a bid to help the 72 players who were granted amnesty after they quit the ICL.