Franchises, BCCI exchange ideas as IPL enters post-Modi era

  • PTI, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Jun 24, 2010 17:58 IST

The Indian Premier League formally entered its post-Lalit Modi era on Thursday as the franchisees discussed the nitty-gritties of the tournament with the Cricket Board officials here to determine the way forward.

Salary cap, player retention and format of the tournament from its fourth season next year dominated the discussion but no decision was taken in the meeting between the franchisees and the Board officials.

"A lot of issues came up for discussion, including retention of players during players' auction and salary cap of the players. We, the franchisees, put forth our views to the BCCI and they, in turn, presented their views," Srinivas Bommidala of the GMR Sports, which owns Delhi Daredevils, told reporters after the meeting.

"The IPL Governing Council (meeting here tomorrow) will take a decision (on all these matters). There will be future discussion with each franchisee," fellow GMR official BP Vanchi said.
This was the first meeting between the franchisees and the IPL officials since the April 26 suspension of Modi, who was hailed as the mastermind of the league till his ouster.
Modi's fate is likely to be determined in the July 3 Special General Body Meeting of the BCCI, which appears to have made up its mind to oust the suspended IPL Commissioner mainly on charges of financial irregularities.

Vanchi, meanwhile, dismissed reports that Royal Challengers Bangalore owner Vijay Mallya has been appointed as the spokesman by the 10 franchisees and said various names are being considered.

All the issues discussed with the franchisees would be presented on Friday to the IPL Governing Council with interim chairman Chirayu Amin present, he added.


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