V.V. Subrahmanyam

HYDERABAD: There will be a clear shift in promoting the Indian Cricket League – a parallel set up to the BCCI promoted by Essel Group – this time around.

The focus will be more on domestic players in it’s promotional campaigns with an earmarked budget of Rs. 50 crore only for marketing alone.

The ICL has not yet come up with any new foreign recruits this year.

ost of the familiar names from abroad who figured in the previous editions will be there.

The ICL has acquired a new stadium in Ahmedabad and is spending Rs 10 crore to bring it to world class standards.

With two film stars Mithun Chakraborty (Hindi) and Vishnu Manchu (Telugu) picking up stakes in the Royal Bengal Tigers and Hyderabad Heroes respectively, the ICL organisers only hope for more from the film industry to give the whole concept a glamorous touch.