No scope for IPL window: ICC

Jun 14, 2012, 08:27 IST | IANS

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has ruled out a window for the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) in its Future Tours Programme (FTP), outgoing chief executive Haroon Lorgat said yesterday

Lorgat said giving any concession to the IPL would mean creating windows for other domestic Twenty20 leagues as well.

“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,” said Lorgat, who was here to present Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland the ICC’s ODI shield as Australia finished on top of the ODI rankings in the 2011-12 season.

“I 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,” he added.

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