ICC Chief Says No To Creating A Window For IPL
Outgoing Int'l Cricket Council CEO Haroon Lorgat said that "the world body will not consider the idea of incorporating the Indian Premier League into the Future Tours Programme as such a concession would mean creating windows for other domestic T20 leagues as well," according to the TIMES OF INDIA. Lorgat added: "The consequence of that (an IPL window) is what do we do with the Big Bash League? What do we do with other premier leagues - Sri Lanka is launching one, Bangladesh has one." The clashing of the dates for this year's tournament "has forced" some of the West Indies players to choose between their home Test series against Australia and the IPL. This could also be the case next time with New Zealand scheduled to tour England for Tests in a year that also "features an Ashes series in England" (TIMES OF INDIA, 6/13).