ICC unhappy with Champions League dates

Updated: 03 August 2008 13:01 IST

The BCCI may have decided to host the Twenty20 Champions League in India but that has not gone down too well with the game's governing body.

ICC unhappy with Champions League dates

New Delhi:

The BCCI may have decided to host the Twenty20 Champions League in India but that has not gone down too well with the game's governing body.

The ICC has reportedly informed its member boards that it's not happy about the scheduling of the BCCI-backed Champions League T20 tournament.

The Champions League is a brainchild of BCCI vice-president Lalit Modi that brings together the winners of the Indian Premier League and the domestic Twenty20 winners of four other countries. In fact the BCCI is meeting its counterparts from Australia and South Africa in Mumbai on Wednesday to finalise the tournament.

The ICC and its official broadcasters are unhappy that the Champions League is happening so close to the ICC Champions Trophy in Pakistan that it will devalue the ICC event.

The ICC's rules say no international event can take place within seven days of the conduct of their tournament.

But the inaugural Champions League, an inter-club domestic event which would feature star cricketers from the world, would start on September 29 while the Champions Trophy would be played in Pakistan from September 11-28.

Topics : Cricket
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