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Chairman admits there are "teething problems"

ICL postponed until mid-November: Kapil Dev

September 23, 2007

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Kapil Dev, chairman of the Indian Cricket League's board, says that the recently-floated tournament will be postponed from its original October date to November as cricketers would be "free from international duty" by that time.

"We all sat together and felt mid-November is the right date, because at that time international cricketers should also be free to play," Kapil told news channel CNN-IBN in an interview. "I can tell you specifically November 17 is the target date, but still let us wait until it is officially announced."

Kapil admitted that there were "teething problems" but denied that money had anything to do with the postponement.

"I think if there was no money they would not have started. I think business people know and I hope they have a deep pocket and I hope they are ready to spend and they are spending the way we are expecting," he said. "We have already made most of the chart, which we will come out with in a very short time. The camp is already in progress in Chennai and all the 50 young guys are attending the camp."

The Indian board recently announced the launch of its own Twenty20 competition, based on a revolutionary franchise system, which it says is aimed at enticing a new generation of sports fans into cricket grounds.

© PTI

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