Originally Posted by Bouncer
why would bcci would worry about it now??? isnt ICL in financial ruin now?
The nature of our cricketing neighbor is such that they would not directly say anything
about it but they will go to other boards and tell them to demand Pak to not to play
ICL players when they Play with those countries...talk about Baghal Main chuuri Moun pay Raam Raam
It will be very interesting to see Pak opening in T20 WC this year with Nazir in side...that will piss a lot of people in BCCI
It's the rules that all the cricket associations agreed to, a long time before there even was an ICL. I.e. players who want to represent their countries in ICC-sanctioned international games CANNOT participate in cricket leagues or tournaments that are NOT recognized by the host cricket board. This has been invoked for the WSC and for the rebel tours to apartheid SA.
BCCI, whatever else it may have done before or after, has done nothing underhanded here. It has simply not recognized the ICL, as it operates its own league (and Lalit Modi had proposed exactly such a league before ICL or IPL came into being).
There was some confusion initially in 2007, but none in 2008 when Mohammad Yousuf joined it. It is ridiculous of him to make these kinds of statements. He was just greedy for money then, and now that money is drying up, wants to wiggle out. Would be a travesty if he is allowed to break the rules.
You can leave your BCCI baiting out of this, as well.