15 Oct 2008

BCCI to meet with ICL

7:05 pm on 15 October 2008

The Board of Control for Cricket in India will hold talks with the country's unofficial ICL league, whose players are now banned from all official cricket.

The BCCI took the decision after International Cricket Councilpresident David Morgan last week met officials of the Indian Cricket League, which is seeking approval from the ruling body.

The unofficial league is vehemently opposed by the BCCI.

Launched in 2007, the ICL has signed up many internationals, including New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond, and is proving to be drain on the talent of smaller nations.

It stunned the Bangladesh Cricket Board last month when 13 players, led by former skipper Habibul Bashar, joined the ICL, which is bankrolled by the nation's biggest listed broadcasters.