BCCI to take stern measures on players’ pull-outs before IPL

Franchises have raised concerns about overseas players withdrawing their names after the auctions

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The IPL craze has swept the world of cricket in its very first week. The fight for the coveted title has begun with a bang. Amidst all the high-voltage T20 action, the BCCI is dwelling on the issue of cricketers who withdrew at the very last moment prior to the tournament. Many overseas players like English openers Jason Roy and Alex Hales, retracted ahead of the season citing bio-bubble fatigue.

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While experts say that the actual reason behind pull-outs after the auction might be the signing amount that the individual received which may have not met their expectations.

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“There will not be a sweeping policy that everyone who has pulled out of the IPL will be prevented for a certain number of years. It will be on a case-by-case basis and some research will be done before action is initiated. What if the reason is genuine,”

Sources reported.

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The franchises have requested the BCCI to bring in some restrictions so that such players who withdraw their names without providing substantial reason face strict actions. Cricketers who have sustained injuries or are obligated under national commitments can be considered for an untimely pull-out. However, the BCCI is mulling over options to break the trend that has resurfaced in the past few seasons. The Governing Council (GC) of the IPL has discussed the issue in their last meeting. A solution to the problem is expected soon.

“The GC has a commitment towards the franchises who are the important stakeholders of the league. They bid for a player after a lot of planning. Their calculations go haywire if a player pulls out, that too for flimsy reasons,”

A senior GC memeber stated on the terms of anonymity.

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