Homer covers the possibility of an Twenty20 champions league. As does Miriam, both with not much enthusiasm. The main issue being how to reconcile which team a player should play for if two or more of their teams make it to the league. And of course the ever present ICL problem. Homer on Modi on both:
As Commisioner of the IPL, it is Mr Modi's responsibility to take care of the interests of the IPL ( and the franchises). It therefore follows that Mr Modi will make a strong case for the IPL
franchises that are going to be involved in the "Champions League".
Hence the first priority over players. ( This is a dichotomy that the
English Counties will face also, given the number of Kolpak
and overseas players ( two per team per last count) present in the 18
Counties. How they intend to resolve this is yet to be determined).
Whether this is viable and will come to fruition is a whole different story altogether, but Mr Modi would be doing the IPL and the franchises a dis-service if he said anything otherwise ( to the detriment of the IPL franchises).
Then there is the question of the ICL players -the IPL ( and the BCCI) had taken a hardline against the ICL and I don't see why that would change for the Champions League.
King Cricket reviews the state of England's cricket team. First the batting, and then the bowling. Suave's is altogether more succinct about the series as a whole. And here's a great take on batsmen taking guard by Gideon Haigh. And an account of quite possibly India's best cricket writer by Suresh Menon.