November 8, 2008
If we go by the words of commissioner of Indian Premier League Lalit Modi, the rebel cricket league ICL do not confirm to the established rules related to world cricket. According to Mr. Modi, the future prospects of Indian Cricket League getting the official sanction from the ICC as well as BCCI are near to impossible.
Due to the tight schedule of the cricketers and lack of alternative window for adjusting the international calendar, the task of recognizing ICL from its season 2 seems impracticable.
In addition, Lalit Modi is also the vice president of the BCCI apart from being on the group of International Cricket Council especially setup for re-evaluating rules regarding all forms of cricket. He also said that all the tournaments of the same category will be treated in the same way as ICL have been dealt with.
Elaborating further on the future plans related to T20 cricket, Modi said that final two teams from IPL first edition will take part in the inaugural 2020 champions’ league. The best two teams, i.e. the winner Rajasthan Royals captained by Shane Warne & Chennai Super Kings led by M.S Dhoni have confirmed their participation in the league. 20-20 Champions league is going to begin from 3rd of December, 2008 till 10th of December.
Elaborating further on guidelines related to transfer of players for the upcoming season of Indian Premier League will start from the month of April in 2009. The auctions for the season 2 of IPL will start from 6th of February in Mumbai.
The profits and transfer fee can be mutually be negotiated between players and the owner of the franchise team. An additional sum of over two million dollars will be awarded to the interested franchise for the fulfilment of the transfer of players both domestic and international.