“Rebel” ICL & BCCI fail to reach agreement

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A meeting between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the “rebel” Indian Cricket League (ICL) in Johannesburg yesterday has come back inconclusive.

The meeting was held after the International Cricket Council (ICC) asked the BCCI to meet ICL officials to discuss whether ICL matches could receive official recognition.

No further discussions are scheduled and, as a result, the ICL�۪s application to be recognised by the ICC as unofficial cricket will go back before the ICC Board at its April meeting in Dubai.

The meeting lasted three hours and was attended by ICC president David Morgan and CEO Haroon Lorgat, BCCI Honorary Secretary N.Srinivasan, Essel Group chairman Subhash Chandra and the ICL business head Himanshu Mody.

ICC president David Morgan said, “I am grateful to all parties for coming together with the best of intentions and the discussions took place in a friendly and cordial manner but, unfortunately, we were not able to come to a successful conclusion in our discussions.”

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