BCCI will protect players interest and no threat to IPL – 9: Rajeev Shukla



Rajeev Shukla : IPL chairman
Rajeev Shukla : IPL chairman

The popular but controversy marred Indian Premier League (IPL) will take place next year notwithstanding the suspension of CSK and RR.  “You should rest assured that IPL 9 will take place and there would not be any problem as far as BCCI is concerned,” IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla said after a meeting with BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya.

Shukla did not elaborate on the format of the tournament after the suspension of the two teams which will take the number of teams in the League to six. He said BCCI is likely to form a panel which would deliberate upon the way forward.

“After the verdict of the Justice Lodha Commission we are in the process of consultation. I had a meeting with president Jagmohan Dalmiya and I’m in talks with the secretary Mr Thakur also. We will analyse and study the entire report at the Governing Council on July 19 and there it may be decided to form a group to study the report and how it can be implemented.

“We will discuss all the options in the GC so please wait. Let’s first study and analyse the report. The President has made it very clear that we respect the judicial verdict so the process of implementation is on,” Shukla said.

Meanwhile  according to media reports , The BCCI is likely to take charge of the two suspended Franchise teams – Chennai Super Kings , Rajasthan Royals and  ensure that the IPL- 9 continues.


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