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Kochi players' interest will be protected: Shukla

The IPL Governing Council is yet to work out a plan to help the players left in lurch after Kochi's axing but the league's boss Rajiv Shukla on Friday assured that the interest of the affected players will be protected.

cricket Updated: Oct 14, 2011 16:23 IST
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The IPL Governing Council is yet to work out a plan to help the players left in lurch after Kochi's axing but the league's boss Rajiv Shukla on Friday assured that the interest of the affected players will be protected.


"We will decide on that in the next Governing Council meeting, Kochi players or others. But we will fully protect the interest of the players," he told reporters after a meeting of the Governing Council.

The Kochi franchise has been scrapped for breach of contractual obligations.

Asked about Pakistani players' participation in the league, he said the issue was not discussed in the meeting today.

"Pakistan was not on the agenda," he said.

The Pakistani cricketers have not participated in the IPL since the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

Talking about the format of the cash-rich Twenty20 event, Shukla said any changes would be discussed in the next Governing Council meeting.

"Format will be worked out when the managements explore the options. It will be discussed in the Governing Council meeting which will be held soon," he said.

Shukla also refuted suggestions that the IPL had added to the player fatigue.

First Published: Oct 14, 2011 16:22 IST