ICC denies reports of signing a deal with newly floated Indian Champions League
ICC on Tuesday rejected media reports of having signed a deal with the newly floated Indian Champions League (ICL) T20 tournament comprising of retired former cricketers.
Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday rejected media reports of having signed a deal with the newly floated Indian Champions League (ICL) T20 tournament comprising of retired former cricketers, scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates.
The league's promoters Magpie Group had claimed that they had signed a three-year deal with ICC but the world cricket's global body has categorically rejected any such claims.
"Reports claiming that the ICL has signed a three-year deal with the ICC are baseless and factually inaccurate. The ICC has neither given permission to the ICL to stage the event in the UAE nor it has the authority to sanction such events," an ICC spokesman told PTI.
"The ICL, as explained previously, needs to contact the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) for permission, if it has any plans to stage any tournaments in the UAE," he added.
India will travel to Sri Lanka for a limited-overs tour next month and the BCCI announced a 20-man squad for the tour, packed with youngsters, including six uncapped players.
Hasan Ali, Praveen Jayawickrama nominated for ICC men's Player of the Month; Kathryn Bryce shortlisted for women’s award
Ali played two Tests against Zimbabwe where he took a total of 14 wickets, while from Sri Lanka's camp, debutant Jayawickrama played one Test against Bangladesh and took a total of 11 wickets at 16.11.
While the UAE were always the first back-up option, Oman's capital Muscat has been added as the fourth venue, apart from Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah, for the tournament that will start in the last week of October.