Thakur, Shukla meet representatives of IPL franchises

The representatives of the six franchises were updated about the recommendations proposed by the BCCI working committee.

Updated - November 17, 2021 01:04 am IST

Published - October 28, 2015 06:36 pm IST - New Delhi

Board secretary Anurag Thakur and Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla met representatives of the six franchises here on Wednesday to “update” them on the recommendations proposed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Working Committee for the next two years of the IPL.

According to Shukla, the meeting was fruitful. “We briefed the franchisees about the steps to be taken by BCCI regarding the two-year suspension of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. Their feedback is valuable to us and they appreciated the solutions suggested by the IPL working group which were later recommended by the BCCI Working Committee.”

Expressing satisfaction, Thakur added, “We are making constant efforts to keep our stakeholders involved at all levels. It was important for us to take the franchisees on board and let them know about our discussions and recommendations, and our reasons behind those recommendations with regards to the vivo IPL seasons 2016 and 2017. The franchisees expressed satisfaction and support towards the IPL. We are committed to delivering the best IPLs in the years to come.”

The 2016 and 2017 editions would be eight-team affairs, and the bidding for the two new teams is likely to start after the Board’s AGM on November 9.

The franchisees, said the Board release, were also briefed about the modalities of the player auction for 2016 and 2017.

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