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Old February 25, 2008, 02:44 PM
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Window could be found for IPL - Speed

Cricinfo staff

February 25, 2008

In what appears to be a softening of an earlier stance, Malcolm Speed, the ICC's chief executive, says that an annual window in cricket's increasingly over-packed calendar could be found for the Indian Premier League (IPL).

A meeting of the ICC chief executives' committee had recently decided that the Future Tours Programme (FTP) was in place till 2012 and that "no window would be considered or created [for the IPL] prior to that."

But Speed admitted that if seven ICC members supported it, and could work it into the schedule, a window could then be freed up for the tournament. He warned, however, that negotiating it would not be easy and the international calendar would have to be cleared from early April to mid-May, when the tournament is on. .....

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Since 7 votes are needed, BCB must vote against supporting any window for such domestic league and lobby for an international T20 event instead.
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