IPL Governing Council meeting on Aug 11

"There are 28,000 items on the agenda of the meeting," said Modi in a lighter vein when reporters buttonholed him at a function in which the book 'Shadows Across The Playing Field' was jointly unveiled by Sachin Tendulkar and Mukesh Ambani here last evening.
The book, elaborating 60 years of India-Pakistan cricket history, has been jointly penned by Indian Minister of State for External Affairs, Shashi Tharoor, and former Pakistan Cricket Board chairman and diplomat Shaharyar Khan.
Though Modi did not reveal it, one of the main items on the agenda of the meeting is about the inclusion of former Indian Cricket League players for the third edition of IPL to be held in March-April, 2010.
"They are going to take a decision on ICL players next week," a source connected with one of the franchise outfits said.
The Board, while admitting ICL players and others after they severed their ties with the rebel league before May 31 as a one-time amnesty scheme, had said that a decision whether to allow these players into IPL 3 will be taken later.
Some of the ICL-linked players have already been included in teams selected by their respective state units affiliated to the Cricket Board in domestic tournaments following their return to the official cricket fold.

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