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ICC contradicts Modi, says CL T20 not part of FTP

Contradicting Indian Premier League Commissioner Lalit Modi's claims, the ICC has made it clear that the Champions League Twenty20 was not part of its Future Tours Programme (FTP).

cricket Updated: May 28, 2009 11:15 IST

Contradicting Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Lalit Modi's claims, the ICC has made it clear that the Champions League Twenty20 was not part of its Future Tours Programme (FTP).

Modi had said on the IPL's official website that an annual window for the Twenty20 event, which will be held later this year in India between champion teams of seven countries, will be created in the FTP.

"Champions League has already been slotted in as part of the FTP. For an international tournament of this magnitude and this quality, we are working with all the member countries and the ICC," Modi had said.

But ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat clarified that FTP does not include any fixtures between domestic teams, even those from more than one country.

"The FTP does not include any fixtures between domestic teams, even those from more than one country, and only features ICC events, such as the ICC Cricket World Cup, the ICC Champions Trophy and the ICC World Twenty20, and bilateral fixtures between Full Member international teams," Lorgat said in a statement.