Indian Cricket League

The Indian Cricket League (ICL) was a private cricket league funded by Zee Entertainment Enterprises that operated between 2007 and 2009 in India. Its two seasons included tournaments between four international teams (World XI, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh) and nine domestic teams notionally located in major Indian cities as well as Lahore, Pakistan and Dhaka Warriors based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The matches were played in the Twenty20 format. There was also a planned domestic 50-over tournament, but this did not eventuate. While its establishment pre-dated the Indian Premier League, the ICL folded in 2009. Aside from commercial factors, the ICL lacked the support of the Board of Control for Cricket in India and International Cricket Council.

Indian Cricket League
SportCricket
Founded2007
Ceased2009
Divisions9
No. of teams9 city teams, 4 international teams
Country India
Pakistan
Bangladesh
World XI
Last
champion(s)
LAHORE BADSHAHS, 2008/09

In 2008, following the ICL tradition, Board of Control for Cricket in India launched Indian Premier League Twenty20 format, that killed the existence of ICL.[1]