Pawar not convinced about ICL

Updated: 09 August 2007 10:58 IST

BCCI chief Sharad Pawar said on Tuesday that he believed that the rebel ICL was only being started for commercial reasons.

New Delhi:

BCCI chief Sharad Pawar said on Tuesday that he believed that the rebel ICL was only being started for commercial reasons and not to improve Indian cricket.

"I am in favour of the game's improvement. But one has to see whether cricket is their priority or business. If they want to better the game, they should look at areas like Test cricket where technique is involved. Why are they taking shortcuts," said Pawar.

His comments came a day after the BCCI-India Cricket League battle took a political turn with Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh urging Pawar to relax his hard stance and allow development of the game.

The BCCI chief added that players would not be banned if they joined the ICL. It seems that with criticism from various quarters, the BCCI's stance towards the ICL has mellowed down.

Topics : Cricket
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