Indian Cricket League December 13, 2008

Kapil wants BCCI to release pensions

Cricinfo staff

Kapil Dev, the former Indian captain, has appeared in the Delhi High Court and urged that the BCCI be directed to release pensions to former Indian players now associated with the ICL. The hearing, however, was adjourned until January 16 because the BCCI said that the Mumbai terror attack and the uncertainty over the Test series against England had left it with little time to prepare for the case.

"BCCI is not concerned about cricketers who served the nation and shows more concern about the [ongoing] series between India and England," Kapil Dev said. "I just seek that the pensions of my colleagues be released. They are suffering due to the board's action."

The registrar heard arguments from the ICL's promoter and the BCCI but the hearing was adjourned before cross-examination of six witnesses including Kapil and former India wicketkeeper Kiran More.