The BCCI has forced New Zealand Cricket's hand in keeping out ICL players from being associated with India's tour to the country. The Indian Express editorial remarks that the BCCI has always been brash in showing its clout. But its hyper-obsession with punishing anyone associated with the ICL indicates its tunnel vision on developing the game.

The New Zealand cricket press has reacted by calling BCCI officials “travelling goons”. Rude words those, but look what the BCCI’s doing by enforcing such degrees of separation from the ICL. It is actually ordering cricketers to be put out of work — not just from the field but also places as removed as television studios.

Nishi Narayanan is a staff writer at ESPNcricinfo