franchise-based league

Even as franchise-based cricket is sprouting here, there and everywhere, making player availability for national duty increasingly challenging in a packed international calendar, ICC chief executive Geoff Allardice remains optimistic, at least publicly.

England captain Ben Stokes left the 50-over format last month due to an “unsustainable” schedule, while India’s Virat Kohli has spoken out against the players’ increasing workload.

“There’ll still be all-format players,” Allardice told ESPNcricinfo.

Feb 25, 2020 16:02
NEW DELHI: The Archery Association of India (AAI), fresh of elections that put in place a new governing team that has the support of the Union government, on Saturday proposed launching the Indian Archery League (IAL), a franchise-based league featuring top Indian and overseas archers.