No legal action against counties: Clarke

Updated: May 09, 2010, 23:52 PM IST

London: ECB chairman Giles Clarke on Sunday said they are not taking any legal action against the three counties, that discussed with suspended IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi the setting up of an IPL like T20 event in the country.

Clarke told ‘Telegraph’ that ECB has not taken any legal action against Yorkshire, Lancashire and Warwickshire – the counties who spoke to Modi without ECB permission.

In the leaked version of his letter to the BCCI, Clarke had written, “We have already commenced legal action with regard to the English officials and counties involved.”

However, Clarke said it was not the formal move.

“It was not the formal version,” Clarke was quoted as saying by the daily.

Clarke is currently at St Kitts in the West Indies, where women’s World Twenty20 tournament is being played.

Clarke earlier had warned counties of bans after learning that with the help of Modi and Sports management company IMG they were trying to form a parallel T20 league in England.

The Counties had denied that they tried to bypass the national cricket board while discussing the prospects of such a league.

IMG also dismissed claims that they were helping Modi and Counties to set up the league, saying they just facilitated an informal meeting between the two parties in March.