The ICC plans to sign a contract with BCCI to ensure that international cricket schedules are not jeopardized by IPL.
According to the contract, IPL must respect international schedules and not take on players that do not have board clearance to take part in IPL.
This would include players who have been retired for up to two years, said a report in The Australian.
FICA chief executive Tim May has said that ICC’s attempts to prevent players from retiring to take part in the IPL could lead to legal action.
The ICC has said that the concept of nation-versus-nation cricket was the “lifeblood” of the game and must always be given the highest possible priority. The statement has come in the wake of the impending Australian tour to the West Indies.
Three West Indies players Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Ramnaresh Sarwan may not be able to play in most of the test series because of their IPL commitments.