The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Chief Executives Committee (CEC) has decided against implementing immediate regulations on T20 leagues, despite attempts by some member boards.
Proposals to restrict the involvement of international cricketers in T20 leagues were not approved during the CEC meeting held in Durban. No voting took place, but the resolution was effectively rejected. While there is acknowledgment of the need for future regulations, discussions on the matter are unlikely to continue in the coming days. The decision is considered a victory for the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Major League Cricket (MLC), as these leagues faced criticism from certain boards.
Concerns about talent drain and player prioritization of T20 leagues over national contracts prompted proposals to limit international player participation. However, the CEC believes such matters should be left to individual league boards, with No-Objection Certificates acting as deterrents.