15 Oct 2008

Indian Board to meet ICL rebels

7:05 pm on 15 October 2008

Indian Cricket Board officials have agreed to meet organisers of the rebel Indian Cricket League, the money-spinning Twenty20 tournament which has caused a deep rift in the game.

The decision was announced at the end of the first day of the International Cricket Council's two-day board meeting in Dubai.

The ICC president David Morgan recently met with ICL officials in London, during which he was handed an application for official approval of the tournament.

The ICL is a rival to the officially-sanctioned Indian Premier League, and most players involved in the rebel league have been handed lengthy bans from international cricket by their respective boards.