BCCI's Enormous Power Not Good for Cricket, Says Geoffrey Boycott

Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott said many other countries are frightened of India as all the decisions are really made by the BCCI.

updated: September 07, 2014 17:40 IST
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London: Days after cricketing legend Ian Botham called for Indian Premier League (IPL) to be scrapped, former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has said it is not the T20 tournament but the Indian cricket board wielding enormous power that is detrimental to the game.

Reacting to Botham's comments about the IPL being "too powerful" for cricket's "long-term good", Boycott told 'The Telegraph', "I don't think it is the IPL, India are powerful and not the IPL. The IPL has been good for cricket."

Stressing on IPL's positive impact, Boycott said getting people to watch cricket and investing more numbers than there have been is good for the game.

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