Get ready for a bigger and better ICL
Close on the heels of the stupendous success of the Indian Premier League’s T20 tournament, their parallel body the Essel Group backed Indian Cricket League is all set for a bigger and a better T20 tournament in October.
"We have lots of innovative plans for this edition of the ICL and we are planning a bigger and better Twenty20 tournament for sure some time in October. Everything is still at the planning stages and it will be disclosed to the media in due course of time," former Indian stumper and one of the ICL board members Kiran More told a private news channel.
"Due to the rainy season, we can only plan things right now as the next three months will not be conducive for any serious cricket but I am sure we will have lots of innovative ideas for the third edition of our tournaments though everything is at the planning stage right now, we are hopeful of finalizing most of the activities within the next ten days," he added.
On the astounding success of the rival, BCCI backed IPL, More said, that he enjoyed every minute of the inaugural event while watching it with his family and friends and was happy that IPL had done a world of good for all the youngsters who showcased their talents.
"T20 has really caught up with cricket buffs everywhere and I personally enjoyed watching the matches. To me, a battle royal between two good teams in any sports is worth watching especially when you can witness it in the comforts of your drawing rooms," said the former chairman of selectors.
"I sincerely hope like the youngsters in IPL, the ICL players too get recognised one day as the main intentions of both the leagues is to popularise the new format," he observed.