21 Feb 2009

ICC try to heal rift between ICL and BCCI

4:28 pm on 21 February 2009

Circket's governing body the International Cricket Council will try to broker an agreement in the dispute between the Indian Board of Control for Cricket and rebel Indian Cricket League.

The ICC President David Morgan says he has long regarded it as a priority to bring together the BCCI and the owners of the ICL.

He says a meeting is now to take place in Johannesburg on Monday.

The ICL, which is bankrolled by India's largest media group, Zee Television, is not recognised by the BCCI or the ICC, unlike the Indian Premier League (IPL) which has paid fantastic sums to lure players to its tournament.

Earlier this week, a Pakistani court lifted domestic bans on the country's last six active players who had joined the ICL.