Indian Cricket League receives shot in the arm

Published: Sunday, May 13, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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London:Breakaway Indian Cricket League, the Zee Group's brainchild challenging BCCI's monopoly over the game in the country, seems to have received a major boost with the who's who, which includes Brian Lara, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Inzamam-ul Haq, reportedly signing up for a Twenty20 competition to be played in India in October this year.

According to a report in the June edition of the Spin magazine, a host of top players besides the above-mentioned fab-four would be seen in action in the tourney where teams representing six Indian cities would slug it out for a million-dollar bounty in the month-long competition to be televised by Zee.

Zee Group chairman Subhash Chandra had announced last month that he was not averse to roping in the players, who had retired or were on the verge of it but had a lot of cricket left in them.

Brian Lara and Glenn McGrath retired from cricket after the World Cup while Inzamam-ul Haq also called it day from one-day internationals.

After India's shocking exit from the World Cup, Mr Chandra last month hurled a bouncer at the under-fire BCCI by announcing a professional cricket league in the country, which instantly drew parallels with what Aussie media tycoon Kerry Pecker did three decades back that had a lasting impact on the game and the way it was played.


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