BCCI to request ICC to include IPL in cricket calendar

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Kolkata, Apr 21: The Indian Cricket Board will request world cricket body ICC to include IPL's T-20 into its cricket calender.

In a published report here, India's supreme cricket body Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI)'s Secretary Niranjan Shah said, ''The BCCI would soon write to the International Cricket Council in Dubai to incorporate Indian Premier League(IPL) into its annual calender, so that overseas players could join in this shorter version of cricket. His comments came close at the heels to the ICC head Malcolm Speed's statement in Mumbai recently on the issue. He had told news persons that there is no need to put the IPL in the world cricket calendar as yet.

Nr Shah also suggested that instead of auctioning players every year, the IPL should consider the option of signing contracts of a minimum of three years with the players.

UNI

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