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India’s rival league takes cricket board to court

India’s breakaway cricket league has taken the national cricket board to court, seeking that the board be stopped from intimidating those who choose to join the new league.Indian Cricket League (ICL), the Twenty-20 event being promoted by television company, has filed a petition in the Delhi High Court that the board be restrained from interfering in ICL’s functioning, Press Trust of India said Friday.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) sacked World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev from his position as chairman of the national academy because he joined the unofficial league that challenged the cricket board’s authority. Dev is head of the ICL’s executive board.

The BCCI also said it would bar all Indian players featuring in the rival ICL from playing in official domestic and international competitions. The cricket board has directed its affiliated state units not to allow use of its stadiums by the unofficial league.

The lawsuit filed by the ICL sought that the board be restrained from blocking the pension of retired players joining the unofficial league.

Former India internationals Dinesh Mongia, Deep Dasgupta, Jai Prakash Yadav, Reetinder Sodhi, Laxmi Ratan Shukla and Thiru Kumaran are among 44 Indian cricketers who have signed up.

News reports Wednesday said Shukla was considering pulling out of the rival league and continue playing Ranji Trophy for his home state, West Bengal.

Sandip Patil, Madan Lal and Balwinder Sandhu — all members of India’s 1983 World Cup-winning team — have taken up coaching assignments with the ICL.

The ICL has sought a legal injunction from the high court that BCCI should not try to block the ICL from hiring grounds around the country.

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