New Delhi: Given the way BCCI behaves at times, should we not start calling it Bullying in the name of Controlling Cricket in India instead of the Board of Control for Cricket in India? The latest being their refusal to let the Indian players play in the Sri Lankan Premier League. Reason: They say the event is being organised by a private party on behalf of the Sri Lanka Cricket. (Read: BCCI bars players from Sri Lanka Premier League)
Apparently, 12 Indian players were keen on playing the league but the Indian Board denied them the NOC because they claim that the event is being organized by a Singapore-based company - Somerset Ventures.
The Lankan board said the league is owned by them and hence approved by the ICC, and the Somerset Ventures are just the marketing partners.(Read: Hurt Sri Lanka fires back at BCCI)