ECB concerned about registrations

The Guardian reports a series of names such as Australia Cricket Control Limited can be traced to Essel Group, the company formerly responsible for the now defunct Indian Cricket League. The ICL was an early rival to the Indian Premier League, but was in existence for only two years up to 2009.

An ECB spokesman told the Guardian that chairman Giles Clarke was involved in discussions about how to respond to the issue at a recent International Cricket Council meeting.

The spokesman said: "The ECB is aware, and the chairman briefed our board a few days ago following an ICC board meeting last week where this matter was raised.

"We don't know the motives behind these registrations and need to know more.

"In the absence of any proper explanation, there is clearly a concern for cricket and the ECB."

A Cricket Australia spokesman added: "We're certainly aware of the registration.

"It is a concern. But the ICC has been informed, and the matter is being investigated."

  ECB chairman Giles Clarke has spoken to the ICC about concerns over the registration of certain company and website names
ECB chairman Giles Clarke has spoken to the ICC about concerns over the registration of certain company and website names