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International Cricket Council Says Indian Cricket League Is A Group Of Retired, Soon To Retire And Fringe Players

The ICC chief executive officer Malcolm Speed on Wednesday, while taking a dig at the Indian Cricket League, said that the multi-million dollar rebel league was nothing but a composition of retired, soon to retire and fringe players.

Speed said ICL would never be able to compare itself with ICC’s World Twenty20 event in terms of size and worth.

“It’s just common-sense. The Indian Cricket League can never compare to mainstream cricket. What we effectively have here is a six-team event for about three-four weeks, featuring some provincial players, apart from some retired cricketers. You have to be careful when you compare it with World Twenty20 event or an India-Pakistan Test series that you know would draw millions.

“It’s about domestic cricketers and retired players and you can’t really make a comparison,” Speed was quoted as saying in The Asian Age.

Speed added that there was no question of giving ICL the nod of recognition.

“There is no question of giving ICL our nod, since as far as I know they have not been recognised by the Board of Control of Cricket in India. There have been instances in the past where associations other than our affiliate members have applied for our membership, but we have rejected them… Kenya, Saudi Arabia, the US are some of the countries.”

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