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ICL not meant to confront BCCI: More

May 16, 2007 16:12 IST

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Asserting that the Indian Cricket League is not meant to antagonise the Board of Control for Cricket in India, former India player and one of the directors on ICL's executive board Kiran More said the planned series would contribute to the game's growth in the country.

"We should see the ICL as an opportunity which will provide few more matches. There is no question of any confrontation. BCCI has still not said anything against it. ICL should be seen like just another tournament," he said.

"There are a number of private tournaments being organised in India," the former India wicketkeeper and chairman of selectors added.

More also refused to compare the ICL with Kerry Packer's rebel series and said, "It is not right to compare ICL with Packer's cricket. It is an opportunity for those who could not play for country due to one reason or the other."

He rubbished reports linking Sourav Ganguly to the ICL and said the former captain has not been approached.

"The news that Ganguly is also in touch with ICL is only a rumour," he said.

On Team India's performance in the ongoing tour of Bangladesh, More said the team had started recovering after the World Cup debacle, but needs more time to regain top form.

"After every big failure, teams need time to recover. They have started the process but will need more time to come back in same flow," he added.

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