The ECB has rejected calls for a "minor adjustment" to this summer's fixture list to enable English counties to compete in the second Twenty20 Champions League.
Lalit Modi, the Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner, insisted that all other options were considered before the league's governing council scheduled the event for September 10 to 26, which he announced on Wednesday on Twitter.
The ECB, however, believes that it would be impossible to reschedule two rounds of LV County Championship matches, the semi-finals and final of the new 40-over league and England's one-day series with Pakistan. It raises the prospect of the Champions League being held without English entries.
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