What next for the ICL?
S.Martin, in Dreamcricket.com , draws some comparisons between the Packer circus and the ICL, and discusses some of the preparations for the league’s upcoming season
S.Martin, in Dreamcricket.com, draws some comparisons between the Packer circus and the ICL, and discusses some of the preparations for the league’s upcoming season
Another leaf that Packer's World Series Cricket overturned after its second season was that it bridged the differences between 'banned' players and their boards. Each realized that they were interdependent on one another. Players returned to donning their national colours and ended up retiring as some of the most talented and famous cricketers of their day. They may have played their hearts out at the World Series but at the end of the day, it's their national contributions that make them what they are today.
Ditto with the ICL - Will Sri Lanka's stand set the ball rolling for other boards to follow? What will the talks between Subhash Chandra and David Morgan reveal? Above all, will the players get what they rightfully deserve? A chance to be treated as equals and rightfully vie for a spot in their coveted 'national teams'.
Siddhartha Talya is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo