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ICL gives ultimatum to ICC

International Cricket Council (ICC) has been treating the Indian Cricket League (ICL) application for recognition in a tardy manner, a top official of the 'unofficial' league said on Tuesday.

Himanshu Mody, business head of Zee Group which is promoting ICL, said there has been back and forth communication between ICL and ICC in the matter but the world governing body has been dithering to address the matter.

"We had first applied for recognition in April. But till now nothing concrete has come out. I feel the ICC is trying to delay the matter, they had last sent a letter asking why did we start the league and like that.

"They are acting in a tardy manner. We had recently sent a reply and if we don't hear anything in 14 days we will pursue the matter again," Mody said here while launching second season of ICL.

Asked about the reports of senior Pakistan batsman Mohd. Yousuf rejoining the 'unofficial' league by seeking an out of court settlement with the ICL in a court case, he refused any comment, simply saying that the matter was subjudice.

"I can't comment on the reports as the matter is in the court. Today there was a hearing in Bombay High Court but it has been adjourned as his (Yousuf's) lawyer could not attend the hearing. The next hearing will be on Septemebr 30," he said.

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