Working Committee to decide on ex-ICL players' entry in IPL

Updated: 10 August 2009 13:38 IST

BCCI's all-powerful Working Committee, which meets on August 13, would decide whether former ICL players can take part in the IPL to be held next year.

Working Committee to decide on ex-ICL players' entry in IPL

Mumbai:

The Cricket Board's all-powerful Working Committee, which meets here on August 13, would decide whether former Indian Cricket League players can take part in the Indian Premier League to be held in March-April next year.

"The Working Committee will decide that," Cricket Board sources said when asked whether the IPL's Governing Council would take a decision on the matter.

The players, who took advantage of the BCCI's one-time amnesty scheme and severed ties with the rebel league, have already been seen in action in other official domestic cricket after the ban on them was lifted by the Board.

"It's a regular agenda," the sources said about the points to be discussed at the Working Committee meeting ahead of next month's AGM.

A day before the Working Committee meeting, the Board's Finance Committee headed by Rajiv Shukla will meet to discuss the BCCI's financial health.

A pending item before the Working Committee is the finalisation of the schedule of the Deodhar Trophy one-day inter-zonals and the Twenty20 Super League for the Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

The Board said on July 4 that these schedules would be finalised by the Working Committee.

The annual report and balance sheet, budget for the next season and various sub- committees' reports are expected to be approved at the meeting before they are presented at the AGM.

Cricket-specific matters recommended by the Sunil Gavaskar-headed Technical Committee which met on July 8 would also have to be ratified by the Working Committee.

Gavaskar and Co. have recommended that no foreign players be allowed to play in domestic tournaments, apart from IPL, from 2009-10 season, only three 'guest' players be permitted in a state squad as per rules and Ranji Trophy knock-out round matches not be played in neutral venues.

The committee has also recommended that all BCCI-contracted players be asked by the Board to represent their state sides in domestic cricket when not playing for the country.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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