ICL is too small to challenge BCCI: Niranjan Shah
Board secretary Niranjan Shah says the BCCI initiative to start the IPL would benefit young and upcoming cricketers.Updated: Sep 23, 2007, 18:48 IST
The rebel Indian Cricket League was too small an entity to challenge the authority of BCCI, Board secretary Niranjan Shah said on Sunday.
"ICL is too small to challenge (BCCI), it is very small against the BCCI," Shah said. He said the BCCI initiative to start the Indian Premier League would benefit young and upcoming cricketers.
"IPL is formed to benefit players. The league wants more and more young and talented players and it will obviously benefit the players," Shah said.
He also sought support from private enterprises and said they should come forward to help make the concept successful.
Shah expressed hope that Rajkot would host a Test match in the near future. ICC match referee Alan Hurst had recently inspected Rajkot, Jaipur and Vishakhapatnam to find out if they could be upgarded from ODI centres to Test match venues.