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BCCI’s, ICL Diktat affecting its own players

When one tries and practices a faulty policy like monopolistic & restrictive trade practice it starts affecting your own objectives, competency and achievements. Nothing exemplifies this better that the BCC’s latest stance of not allowing its upcoming spinner Piyush Chawla of gaining valuable experience of playing in the English county Championship. The BCCI justifies its stance based on a ridiculous observation that Hampshire (the county that wanted to rope in Chawla as its foreign signing in place of the superstar Shane Bond) is one of the counties represented by ICL players.

With 15 of the 18 counties represented by ICL players, this means that the future representation of Indian players into the county circuit looks bleak. This is a great loss because the county circuit has played a major role in helping players resurrect their careers, classic example being Zaheer Khan & RP Singh who used the county circuit to emerge as better bowlers and in turn more competent servants of the national Indian cricket team.

Hope that the BCCI reverts its position before they find themselves ostracized in the world of cricket. After all for how long can you use your money power to get away with murder

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IPL ego set to rock domestic England cricket

This is what happens when a country/ organization muscles its economic power to gain monopolistic adventures. The IPL commissioner in his unwarranted wrath against the ICL proclaimed that no county would be allowed to represent England’s domestic structure in the proposed T20 Champions League; represented by an ICL player. This has thrown light on two areas; one the large representation of ICL players playing county cricket & second the actual prowess of the ICL talent pool which shows that it is not a retired player’s league as perceived by cricket pundits & ICL critics.

Finally why is the BCCI making a big fuss about a league that can happily coexist within the parameters of international cricket, at the same time financially benift domestic & international players.

A glance at number of players who face an uncertain future in regard of their county participation:

  1.  Derbyshire                  – Wavell Hind
  2. Durham                       –Dale benkenstien
  3. Essex                          –Not affected
  4. Glamorgan                  –Jason Gillespie
  5. Gloucestershire          –Not affected
  6. Hampshire                 –Shane Bond, Nic Pothas & Ian Harvey
  7. Kent                           –Azhar Mahmood, Justin Kemp
  8. Lancashire                 –Stuart Law , Lou Vincent
  9. Leicestershire            –Paul Nixon
  10. Middlesex                  –Not affected
  11. Northamptonshire     –Nicky Boje, Klusener
  12. Nottinghamshire    –Andre Adams
  13. Somerset                –not affected
  14. Surrey                     -Saqlain Mushtaq
  15. Sussex                    –Murray Goodwin, Mushtaq Ahmed
  16. Warwickshire          –not affected
  17. Worcestershire       –not affected
  18. Yorkshire               –Naved ul Hasan


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