MUMBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) will not consider
creating an official window for the Indian Premier League
in its Future Tours Programme, outgoing ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat
to Lorgat, giving an official window to IPL will set a dangerous
precedent and open a pandora's box with similar demands coming
from other boards like Australia's Big Bash League and BCB's
Bangladesh Premier League.
"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,"
know people might say the IPL is the premier league, but once
you provide a window for one particular member, you have to
be conscious of the fact you may well have to do it for other
members. Hence why we have not been supportive of a window
specifically for any one of those domestic leagues."
who was appointed as ICC CEO In April 2008, will demit office
on 30 June. Former South African cricketer and ICC GM Commercial
David Richardson will take over as new chief executive.