Himanshu Mody, the ICL's operational head, in an interview with Kadambari Murali in the Hindustan Times, says the league has plans to expand even if negotiations with the ICC fail.
He says they aren't panicking over what will happen if things don't work out next week either. “We have no problem. We have plans to increase our cricketing days, a strategy that involves more teams from more countries, there have been players, state units and player associations that have shown interest — after all, the IPL only serves a limited number of foreign players.”
So is a parallel world cricket body on the cards? There's another serious pause and a final, interesting answer. "People are willing to join. If forced to, but only if forced to, we'll spread our wings."

Siddhartha Talya is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo