Monday, March 3, 2008

Indian Cricket League Season-2 : Don't forget it in the haze of IPL

Yes I mean it , under the aegis of one of my all time favorite Kapil Dev ICL is slowly and gradually doing its work. Within a year it has expanded its horizon as i expected in my earlier post to Pakistan and plans for teams from Colombo and Dhaka are on. Two more teams Ahmedabad Rockets and Lahore Badshahs are added to the earlier existing six teams.

It will be fun to watch the Lahore team lead by Inzy bhai playing in salwar kameez. Another great news of this edition of Twenty20 is that the tournament is being played at three venues Panchkula, Gurgaon and Hyderabad despite regular attempts by afraid BCCI. Apart from Zee Sports , Ten Sports will also be covering the event which will enhance the reach of tournament.

Lots of stalwarts have been added into the growing list of players. Some of the new players are Shane Bond, Adam Parore, Sami, Mustaq Ahmed, Murray Goodwin, Saqlain Mushtaq and many more. These players will surely add zing to the competition.

Under the financial pressure of BCCI many cricket boards have banned the players who have opted for ICL, but criticism for this ban is also rising. Player union boss Tim May has warned of court action against cricket administrators who are banning player for participating in ICL.

I dont know why my heart wants ICL to succeed may be because IPL according to me a money churner, though ICL motive is also to earn money after some time but now they are investing to do something good that is "give a few extra indians a chance".

May be you will find this logic illogical but i want it to succeed.

IPL please get a site atleast, ohh got it you must have requested for a tender of some crores for interesting parties to run the site. I am waiting to see how IPL will spread cricket how it will improve the standard of stadias and coaching techniques. I doubt the BCCI .....and will always doubt it ...... .

Now lets wait for ICL Grand Championships

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