After much speculation, the twelfth edition of Indian Premier League is all set to take place in India and the cash-rich league will commence on March 23, much earlier than usual.
The opening match will be played between defending champion Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai. However, a bigger force is lurking behind IPL to gain control. The International Cricket Council (ICC) now wants to have a say in the running of the cash-rich Indian Premier League.
According to a report by Times of India, ICC is trying to put a watchdog which will monitor all existing private T20 leagues around the world.
However, the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) has categorically rejected it. “The IPL is an Indian domestic tournament and just the way how the ICC has no locus standi in a tournament like the Ranji Trophy, it will have no say in the IPL as well”.
The recent talks behind ICC wanting to have a say in the IPL happened in the recent meeting in Dubai. BCCI was represented by CEO Rahul Johri and he managed to keep BCCI at bay.
Do you guys think ICC should have a say in the functioning of the Indian Premier League?