New Delhi, August 23:

India’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 ICL’s chief executive Kapil Dev, the BCCI may rope in India’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. “I cannot currently comment on the matter,” Modi told the Economic Times.

The breakaway ICL, bankrolled by media baron Subhash Chandra who owns India’s largest listed media company Zee Telefilms, plans to hold Twenty20 tournaments between city teams for the next three years.