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ICC force the BCCI to review fixtures

Organisers of the inaugural Twenty20 Champions League have agreed to review the scheduling of the controversial tournament within the next seven days.

The current dates for the tournament, which has not yet been approved by the International Cricket Council, mean it may overlap with the Champions Trophy.

That breaks an agreement that an event cannot take place seven days after an ICC-sanctioned tournament.

The Champions Trophy in Pakistan runs from 11 September-28 September.

The Champions League, will which feature eight teams from India, South Africa, Australia, England and another to be confirmed, is due to take place at an unspecified venue from 29 September to 8 October.

That means it will start on the reserve day for the Champions Trophy final.

The India, Australia and South Africa cricket boards will now consider changing the dates following objections from the ICC.

ESPN Star Sports, the official broadcaster of the Champions Trophy, have also expressed concerns that staging the Twenty20 event so close to the Trophy will affect potential revenue.

ICC president David Morgan said: "All our directors are committed to the principle of the primacy of ICC events.

"Every one of them wants the ICC Champions Trophy to be a successful, premium quality tournament.

"The directors will consider whether, and if so how, the Champions League will impact on that desired outcome."

source - bbc.co.uk
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