New Delhi, August 23:
Indiaâ€™s cricket chiefs may organise a glitzy Twenty20 series of their own to cut an unofficial multi-million dollar league to size, a newspaper said today.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is planning a high-profile event with international stars, similar to the one the Indian Cricket League (ICL) has announced, the Economic Times reported.
And to match ICLâ€™s chief executive Kapil Dev, the BCCI may rope in Indiaâ€™s other legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar to run the series called the Professional Cricket League (PCL), the paper added.
The new league could see state teams taking part with a mix of current Indian stars like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, upcoming domestic players and international stars.
BCCI vice-president Lalit Modi hinted the new project may be on the anvil. â€œI cannot currently comment on the matter,â€ Modi told the Economic Times.
The breakaway ICL, bankrolled by media baron Subhash Chandra who owns Indiaâ€™s largest listed media company Zee Telefilms, plans to hold Twenty20 tournaments between city teams for the next three years.