No international cricket during IPL starting 2019

The rule will come into affect starting IPL 2019.

The IPL is an established league now over a decade . (AFP)

According to latest TOI reports, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri confirmed on Wednesday that the Indian board has managed to convince all other boards that there will be virtually no or very little international cricket during the IPL window.

TOI had reported on December 10, 2017, that BCCI was trying to convince all cricket-playing nations to keep a bilateral-free window during the months of April and May, post 2019. 

"The other boards understand the opportunity of the IPL. They want their players to be available. In the FTP from 2019, there's virtually no or very little international cricket during that period in the calendar. Our endeavor is to overcome even that little international cricket. That is testimony to the strength of the IPL," Johri told TOI.

"Everyone would like the Indian players in their leagues too. But if we allow our domestic players then our domestic cricket will be harmed. For the health of global cricket, a strong India is very important. Everybody understands the position of BCCI," Johri said. 

"I think the BCCI is strong enough to take its own decisions. Having said that, we value each of our partners. We listen to every partner. We work in a collective manner," concluded the BCCI CEO.


By Anshuman Roy - 18 Jan, 2018

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