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Sovik
May 12, 2007, 01:40 PM
Brian Lara, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and "more big names to follow" are being linked to a breakaway Twenty20 competition taking place in India this October, according to the latest issue of Spin magazine.

Full Story>>> (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/india/content/current/story/293980.html)

One World
May 12, 2007, 01:46 PM
hey good news..hope to get some blazing cricket

Sovik
July 23, 2007, 03:59 PM
Lara signs up for new Indian league (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/india/content/current/story/303309.html)

"You can't keep me too far from cricket and hence I return to the game in this exciting new avatar", Lara said in a statement issued by the Essel Group, promoters of the ICL

Sovik
July 25, 2007, 04:20 PM
Warne, McGrath have joined breakaway league - Kapil (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/india/content/current/story/303625.html)

"They have signed contracts so that to me means that they have taken the deal," Kapil, the the chairman of the ICL's executive board, said, adding that the organisation was also negotiating with some young Australian cricketers.

MohammedC
July 25, 2007, 09:41 PM
This rebel league will be big, ICC may not approve it but this is getting intersting. I am reading it and I am liking it.


Cricket sources in Australia, New Zealand and India all confirmed yesterday that Fleming was being sought to captain one of the six proposed teams on a three-year deal believed to be worth more than $500,000 a year.
The revelation comes a day after The Australian confirmed Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath were negotiating with ICL, with Warne believed to be in line for almost $2million over three years if an agreement can be reached. Brian Lara became ICL's first major signing this week for $500,000 a year.


Source (http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,22134605-5001505,00.html)

Sovik
July 26, 2007, 04:23 AM
who cares about ICC. they have already retired

MohammedC
July 26, 2007, 09:42 PM
<!-- // .module-subheader -->FAR from having signed with India's new rebel competition, Shane Warne is becoming increasingly concerned with its possible political fallout, particularly from the Indian board.
Warne's manager James Erskine described as "nonsense" claims by the face of the new Indian Cricket League, Kapil Dev, that the world's leading Test wicket-taker had agreed to play.
Glenn McGrath's manager Warren Craig took a similar attitude to Dev's insistence that McGrath was also going to be part of the new, annual Twenty20 tournament.
"They did give me a call earlier in the week to see where we were at but we're certainly no closer to signing," Craig said yesterday.

The Australian (http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,22140373-5001505,00.html)

MohammedC
July 28, 2007, 11:05 PM
Three top senior Sri Lanka cricketers have been approached by the organizers of the controversial Indian Cricket League (ICL) for the multi million dollar 20–twenty cricket tournament that is expected to get underway in India later this year.
The Sunday Times learns from reliable sources that one of the Lankan cricketers -- an opening batsman -- has given his consent and already signed a contract with the ICL while the other senior champion cricketer had initially declined the offer but now has second thoughts. It is also reported that another Lankan batsman who recently retired from Test cricket is also considering the offer after he too was approached.

http://www.sundaytimes.lk/070729/images/toy.jpg
Popular commentator Tony Greig has become a member of a rebel circus for the second time in his life.

Source (http://www.sundaytimes.lk/070729/Sports/sp201.html)

MohammedC
July 29, 2007, 07:48 AM
Indian Cricket League approaches Inzamam

"They have been in touch with me and I am considering their offer," Inzamam told Cricinfo. "If the terms are right, I will play."

cricinfo (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/pakistan/content/current/story/304221.html)

Puck
July 30, 2007, 02:20 PM
rumour keeps the world news agencies alive ;)

Puck
July 30, 2007, 02:21 PM
Indian Cricket League approaches Inzamam



cricinfo (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/pakistan/content/current/story/304221.html)

i sincerely hope that they had taken some lamb biriani with them ;)

Puck
July 30, 2007, 02:22 PM
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/070729/images/toy.jpg
Popular commentator Tony Greig has become a member of a rebel circus for the second time in his life.

Source (http://www.sundaytimes.lk/070729/Sports/sp201.html)

i hope he isn't making a comeback as well ;)

Puck
July 30, 2007, 02:23 PM
<!-- // .module-subheader -->FAR from having signed with India's new rebel competition, Shane Warne is becoming increasingly concerned with its possible political fallout, particularly from the Indian board.
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waive a pretty girl in his direction and i am sure he would sign up ;)

Puck
July 30, 2007, 02:25 PM
hey good news..hope to get some blazing cricket

as in blazing saddles?

Sovik
July 31, 2007, 03:39 PM
Ponting felt such a league suits only the likes of Brian Lara, for whom money can be a motivation to carry on for a bit longer after giving up his international career. "I think it will only be people towards the end of their careers like Lara [who was last week signed by the ICL]. Look, it might work out really well for them -- play a bit more cricket for money on top -- but it's not something I've looked at."

Ponting: ICL may lure cricketers into early retirement (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/india/content/current/story/304294.html)

MohammedC
July 31, 2007, 06:24 PM
‘Frankly speaking, I haven’t got any offer yet to play in the ICL but I am very curious about it. If there is really any offer then I will consider it,’ Bashar said on Monday.

:-p:-p:-p

Basher's tongue is getting longer

New Age (http://www.newagebd.com/spt.html)

AsifTheManRahman
July 31, 2007, 07:05 PM
"If there is really any offer..."? Isn't this a Twenty20 league? :p

In all honesty, I find this whole ICL idea very interesting. Not because I'm a huge Twenty20 fan (I loathe it to an extent), but because I am lucky enough to witness the start of a revolution. Twenty years from now, cricket will probably be very, very different, and this may just be the beginning.

Puck
July 31, 2007, 08:25 PM
Ponting: ICL may lure cricketers into early retirement (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/india/content/current/story/304294.html)

as soon as pontings form dips and australia ceases to be the number one test team, he would join up to 2020 league ;)

Sovik
August 1, 2007, 05:33 AM
:-p:-p:-p

Basher's tongue is getting longer

New Age (http://www.newagebd.com/spt.html)


in your dream hablu

Puck
August 1, 2007, 06:34 AM
:-p:-p:-p

Basher's tongue is getting longer

New Age (http://www.newagebd.com/spt.html)

as a professional sportsman you have to think about earning as much money as possible during your playing days. bashar should not be blamed at all. 2020 would suit his style of batting.

ellawilson
August 1, 2007, 07:06 AM
Come to true:lol:

Sovik
August 1, 2007, 09:34 AM
from same article

Former Australian coach John Buchanan, meanwhile, felt that Allen Stanford's proposed Twenty20 bash in West Indies was a bigger revolution waiting to happen than the ICL.
"The ICL is a fantastic concept but from the bigger point of view, I think Stanford is making the real moves. The stumbling block for him is getting the backing of the West Indies Board," he said.
"If that happens, you could have a whole new development in the game with international tournaments. Twenty20 shouldn't take over from 50-overs cricket and Tests will always be the pinnacle, but we'd be silly to get in the road of Twenty20."

Ponting: ICL may lure cricketers into early retirement (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/india/content/current/story/304294.html)

Sovik
August 1, 2007, 09:38 AM
Law, Former Australia batsman keen to join league (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/icl/content/current/story/304736.html)

You need names to promote [ICL] and get people interested but you also need players who have played a bit of it [Twenty20] to give everybody an idea of how to play it correctly

Spitfire_x86
August 2, 2007, 07:16 PM
Pawar scoffs at Indian Cricket League (http://ind.cricinfo.com/icl/content/current/story/305020.html)

I think he has some valid points. I think (and hope) ICL will be a big failure.

Puck
August 2, 2007, 07:45 PM
why would you like it to be a failure? what is wrong with players in thie late thirties retiring to play for this league? it gives the younger ones more of a chance..

Sovik
August 3, 2007, 07:37 AM
i just want to see brian lara batting again

Spitfire_x86
August 3, 2007, 02:21 PM
why would you like it to be a failure? what is wrong with players in thie late thirties retiring to play for this league? it gives the younger ones more of a chance..
It's in 20-20 format and an attempt to footballize cricket. Boards of other countries should follow BCCI in this issue, and nip this cancer in the bud.

Puck
August 3, 2007, 06:37 PM
this is what they had said in the seventies with the advent of one day cricket.

Spitfire_x86
August 4, 2007, 04:43 AM
This time it will be different. The main attraction of Packer series wasn't the oldies who were either retired or couldn't cut it for the national team anymore. The players are financially more secure now, and no regular international player is not going to abandon his national team career for some useless slog-fest.

Whoever says 20-20 is now what the ODI was late 70's is just kidding themselves. 20 overs is nothing for a substantial cricket match. The things like building an individual innings is simply impossible. ODI is at least half decent cricket (as many Test inningses don't last more than 100-120 overs) which allows some proper cricket and individual great performances.

Sovik
August 4, 2007, 06:52 PM
I was offered a decent amount from the Indian league officials. I have decided that my country is far more important for me and I am important for my team so I have decided not to take the offer," Shoaib said.

Shoaib, Asif and Afridi reject offers from ICL (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/pakistan/content/current/story/305441.html)

Puck
August 4, 2007, 08:12 PM
This time it will be different. The main attraction of Packer series wasn't the oldies who were either retired or couldn't cut it for the national team anymore. The players are financially more secure now, and no regular international player is not going to abandon his national team career for some useless slog-fest.

Whoever says 20-20 is now what the ODI was late 70's is just kidding themselves. 20 overs is nothing for a substantial cricket match. The things like building an individual innings is simply impossible. ODI is at least half decent cricket (as many Test inningses don't last more than 100-120 overs) which allows some proper cricket and individual great performances.

you seem to have answered yourself. what with national teams not losing players, how is 2020 going to harm the game in the long run?

cricman
August 17, 2007, 01:30 PM
Imran Farhat signed with the ICL and MOYO and Inzy are considering

Sohel
August 17, 2007, 10:11 PM
Frankly, I'd love to see those in action again. Their retirement seemed a bit premature to me.

Nocturnal
September 27, 2007, 06:38 PM
Batsman agrees to cancel ICL contract and will play for Pakistan
I am willing to do anything for Pakistan - Yousuf
Cricinfo staff- Source (http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/pakistan/content/current/story/312737.html)
September 27, 2007

Mohammad Yousuf has agreed to cancel his contract with the Indian Cricket League (ICL) and opted instead to represent Pakistan after talks with Nasim Ashraf, chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board.

"I had a fruitful meeting with Yousuf today and he has signed a central contract with the PCB after agreeing not to play in the ICL," Ashraf said. "He is now available to represent Pakistan. He is the backbone of Pakistan's batting and we are happy that he is back."

Yousuf, together with Inzamam-ul-Haq, Imran Farhat and Abdul Razzaq, signed on with the league over a month ago. Though it wasn't said at the time, the decision was thought to be a result of his axing from Pakistan's squad for the ICC World Twenty20. Razzaq, who was also axed, announced his retirement from international cricket, a decision he has yet to take back.

"Whatever I have achieved is because of my country and I am willing to do anything for Pakistan," Yousuf told Cricinfo. "I didn't know this clause in the ICL contract that priority had to be given to the league instead of Pakistan when international matches are happening simultaneously."

Yousuf was unwilling to say what the legal repercussions might be of opting out of the ICL contract, saying the board would handle all such issues.

However, the executive president of the ICL, Ashish Kaul, clarified to Cricinfo that the ICL would not object to Yousuf playing for Pakistan if matches clash. "We will not object. Our contract with Yousuf does not stop him from playing for Pakistan."

Kaul also said that the ICL has not received any intimation from Yousuf about cancellation of the contract. "As per the contract between Mohammad Yousuf and ICL, he will play for ICL as per mutually agreed terms and conditions. We have no information that states otherwise. As far as ICL is concerned, Yousuf is playing for ICL."

Though no similar moves have been made for the other three, the development represents a considerable coup for the Pakistan board, who have made no secret of their desire to lure Yousuf back. With the first Test against South Africa to begin on Monday, it means he is at least available to shore up a thin-looking middle order, which already has to fill the considerable gap left by Inzamam.

Yousuf was recently selected ICC's Test player of the year for an outstanding 2006, in which he scored a world record 1788 Test runs with nine hundreds.

Sovik
November 20, 2007, 10:10 AM
another twist (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/icl/content/story/321255.html)

Organisers of the Indian Cricket League played down Brian Lara's absence from practice sessions, insisting that he was never scheduled to arrive in India until later this week.

Sovik
November 27, 2007, 05:17 AM
ICL's foreign players could switch to IPL (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/ipl/content/current/story/322431.html)

Foreign players who have signed for the Indian Cricket League (ICL) could become eligible to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL), a franchise Twenty20 tournament launched by the Indian board.

Lara disappointed with boards' ICL reaction (http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/icl/content/story/322188.html)

The speculation regarding Brian Lara's participation in the Indian Cricket League (ICL) has ended after he arrived in India. Lara, who was named captain of the Mumbai team in the ICL, expressed his disappointment at the national boards' decision to ban players who have signed up for the unofficial tournament.

Tintin
November 27, 2007, 05:29 AM
Foreign players who have signed for the Indian Cricket League (ICL) could become eligible to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL), a franchise Twenty20 tournament launched by the Indian board.

Would be interesting to see if anyone trusts the words of BCCI

Sovik
November 28, 2007, 01:45 PM
Lara welcome says IPL organisers (http://www.windiescricket.com/index.cfm?objectid=8327D800-CE13-6EB4-E28ABEE52587EC5A&pageid=106F1054-F66D-F1A5-CBE8B4E4DBBA4507&category=EA200A9B-D0FD-3BFA-654B38771BBDDBF0)


This is the word from a senior official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, but there is a caveat.
The former West Indies captain and batting superstar would have to first cut all ties with the organisers of the controversial Indian Cricket League which begins on November 30 in Panchkula.
"He would have to terminate his ICL contract in such a case," BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla.

MohammedC
November 30, 2007, 08:43 AM
Zee sports showing the match

Chandigar Lion 105/7

Try this link (http://www.channelsurfing.net/watch-zee-sports.html)

MohammedC
November 30, 2007, 09:22 AM
Delhi Jets need 135 runs to win

4/1 Taufeeq Umar out

Attapatu (captain) comes in.

Chris Cairns captaining the Chadigar Lion

MohammedC
November 30, 2007, 10:28 AM
Delhi Jet need 23 from 9 balls

MohammedC
November 30, 2007, 10:30 AM
15 from last over this is possible

MohammedC
November 30, 2007, 10:35 AM
Chandigar Lion wins the first match. Excellent Captaincy by Chris cairns