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Kapil disappointed about BCCI talks

ICL Chairman Kapil Dev today said he was disappointed by the failure of their talks with the BCCI to gain recognition for their Twenty20 series, which is not authorised by the game's governing body in India and the ICC.

"Agar aap poochte hain toh dukh to hai. Hamaare paas 300 bachche hain par saamne wala (BCCI) baat hi karne ko taiyaar nahi hai (If you ask, I'm of course disheartened. We have 300 youngsters but the other party is not even ready to talk)," said Kapil, who was not a part of the meeting with the BCCI yesterday.

The International Cricket Council last week instructed the BCCI to hold talks with ICL officials while deferring a decision on the rebel league's application for recognition.

But the much-anticipated meeting failed to make any headway on the contentious issue.

"This morning there was a meeting at Delhi between officials of BCCI and ICL to see if there was any common ground. The talks failed and there are no plans for any further meeting," BCCI Secretary N Srinivasan had said in a statement.

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