Saturday, December 1, 2007

Cricket in India

The first private professional international cricket league in more than 30 years;
The Chandigarh Lions, led by New Zealander Chris Cairns, face the Delhi Jets, who boast Sri Lanka's Marvan Atapattu and England's Paul Nixon.

The six-team, 17-day Indian Cricket League includes stars like Brian Lara, Lance Klusener and Inzamam-ul-Haq.

But cricket's governing body, the International Cricket Council, has refused to recognise the competition.

The $25m (£12.5m) competition is led by legendary Indian cricketer and former captain Kapil Dev.

However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has also refused to acknowledge the Indian Cricket League (ICL) and has threatened players with lengthy bans.

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