Indian Premier League To Be Given Window In Int'l Cricket Calendar From '19
The Indian Premier League is "set to be given a specific window" in the int'l calendar from '19 onward, "meaning there will be no clashes" with int'l cricket, according to Elizabeth Ammon of the LONDON TIMES. Although "that has, in practice, been the case for a few years," a window means the England & Wales Cricket Board and other governing bodies will not have to decide whether to allow their contracted players time off for int'l duty. The move is "good news for counties too," which "should see more" of those int'l players who do not secure IPL contracts. A group of officials from each country's board met last week to arrange the int'l cricket schedule from May '19 to May '23, although it must still to be approved by the Int'l Cricket Council board at next year's annual conference in June (LONDON TIMES, 12/13).