International Cricket Council is learning to make serious efforts to monitor all existing and upcoming private T-twenty leagues around the globe. The putting of watchdog could drive further wedge between India and the rest of the world. ICC has pushed to put an events sanctioning group in place with Chief operating officer Lian Higgins & Media Right Partner Aarti Singh which will perform following jobs.
- Bring about more control on the private T-twenty leagues
- Help draw up a uniform policy on how these leagues works
- Have a say in the players and format policies
- Policymaker for the many cricket boards who have T20 leagues as governing body
The global governing body is keen to have a say in the running of Indian Premier League. Board of Control of Cricket has categorically rejected the idea for now. The stand IPL is a domestic tournament is clear and ICC will have no say in the league likewise Ranji Trophy. Rahul Johri represented Indian Cricket Board at the ICC’s chief Executive meeting in Dubai. BCCI’s CEO rejected the idea of setting up of the events sanctioning group in IPL.
How long India could resist ICC from dictating terms
Here, the question arise how long India could resist ICC from dictating terms? Source tracking developments says that there are forces that believe the Board of control of cricket in India is most vulnerable. Moreover, Australia and West Indies who own established t20 leagues didn’t have no words except BCCI said no to the idea for now. Big Bash League is also a domestic tournament of Australia likewise the Sheffield Shield.
One of their cricketer takes a break in the middle of edition and decided to play BPL & Cricket Australia can’t do anything. The governing body understand well the IPL as a property is most valuable brand. Another question here is why ICC is suddenly interested in IPL? The global revenues of International cricket council don’t match the two month IPL window. Nevertheless, majority of ICC member voted against India in recent months that’s where worries lie.