Javinder Singh | cricket20
ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat has ruled out the possibilities of a window being created in the Future Tours Program for the Indian Premier League.
Speaking at the unveiling of the Twenty20 World Cup trophy in Delhi he said the Future Tours Program does not accommodate domestic competitions.
"We are mindful of the fact that there are other domestic T20 tournaments as well," Lorgat said.
“It is not possible to create a separate window for the IPL because its a domestic event and we can't accommodate domestic events in the FTP. The IPL has also not sought for the window," he added.
"It has been a scheduling challenge for us. We want to play the World Twenty20 every two years, the Champions Trophy every four years and the World Cup every four years so that both formats of the game are neatly alternated."
"The West Indies have a rich tradition of cricket and they are a full member country of the ICC and we cannot ignore that. They are a powerful cricketing country."