Yesterday, Essel group chairman Subhash Chandra announced the formation of a cricket league. This would be called the Indian Cricket League, comprising a total of six teams, with each team consisting of upto four international players. This league also plans to setup cricketing academies throughout India and create a talent pool for India Cricket.
But, how far will this venture be a success is anyone’s guess with the BCCI already slamming this idea and pronouncing it an unfruitful venture. Everyone wants a share of the lucrative Indian cricket scene and it is obvious that groups are unwilling to co-operate for cricket’s sake!
It is rumoured that some big names in Indian and international cricket have already been signed on for this league. Lets hope that this turns to be like the English county matches and we get more people to watch these matches than the usual entourage of friends and family who are the only ones to turn up at Ranji matches.