Yet another global T20 cricket league is all set to make its debut this year.This latest addition to the global roster of T20 leagues will be called ICL or International Cheaters League.
All the cricketers of the world would be eligible to participate in this new league provided they fulfill one simple condition.They must have the honor of being banned by their cricket board for an offense which brought the game into disrepute.
The annual contracts for the ICL will be handed out based on the offense committed by a particular cricketer.Cricketers banned for serious breaches like match fixing, spot fixing, ball tampering will get the most $$ while those banned for minor transgressions like questioning an umpire’s decision, excessive appealing will get lesser $ value contracts.
- Fishy Kings owned by Vijay Mallya
- Crooked Diamonds owned by Nirav Modi
- Bribery Brothers owned by Gupta brothers of South Africa and
- Baggy Green Betrayers owned by Cricket Australia
Each ICL team will have an official fixer.This would be a retired cricketer with a proven track record of cheating at an international level.Past players like Herschelle Gibbs, Chris Cairns, Salim Malik, Mohammad Azharuddin, Manoj Prabhakar, Shane Warne, Mark Waugh have thrown in their hats for this coveted position.The main responsibility of a team’s designated fixer would be to liaise with their team’s players and the bookies spread across the world.
ICL will be an annual tournament promoted by Russian Olympic Federation who have years of extensive experience in the science of international cheating in various sporting disciplines.The matches will be held at the Sharjah cricket stadium, as it has all the facilities, a robust infrastructure and proven track record in various forms of cheating.