The noise surrounding the possibility of a cricket body to rival the International Cricket Council is getting louder and louder with the Essel Group confirming they are indeed looking to expand cricket beyond the Commonwealth. While it’s all very cloak and dagger at the moment, ANTOINETTE MULLER picks five reasons why such a breakaway league has the potential to be successful.
The whispers are getting louder and louder over the possibility of a breakaway ‘rebel’ cricket league being established. Indian billionaire Subhash Chandra, the mastermind behind the now defunct Indian Cricket League, is reportedly registering rival companies in some of the big cricket countries. Chandra isn’t just targeting some of the countries where cricket already has a foothold, though, his vision is going global and is likely to target countries such as China and the United States.
In fact, the US already has an established breakaway governing body in the American Cricket Federation, which has tried to gain recognition from the International Cricket Council (ICC) for over a year as the USA Cricket Association continues to fail in its duties of running the sport in the country. It is believed that close to 250 domains have been registered in order…
Source : Daily Maverick