CE ICC meeting BCCI, ICL officials on Monday

DUBAI: International Cricket Council (ICC) president David Morgan and chief executive Haroon Lorgat will meet on Monday the officials of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Indian Cricket League (ICL) in an attempt to an agreement in the long-running dispute between the BCCI and the ICL.

The ICC president hopes that the dispute between the two parties would be resolved. "I''ve long regarded it as a priority to bring together the BCCI and the owners of the ICL and I''m pleased to say we have fixed a meeting to take place in Johannesburg on Monday," said Morgan.

The meeting between the officials of the controversial ICC and the BCCI will be held on Monday in Johannesburg and chief executive ICC Haroon Lorgat will also attend the meeting.

The ICL is not recognised by the BCCI or the ICC, unlike the Indian Premier League (IPL) which has paid fantastic sums to lure players to its tournament.

"I hope we might be successful in coming to a mutually acceptable conclusion. I can''t be certain that will be the case but I hope we can at least make a start in bringing about a settlement," added Morgan.

Earlier this week, a Pakistani court lifted domestic bans on the country''s last six active players who had joined the ICL.