BCCI doubles Boards' share for providing players for IPL

27 January 2018, 04:26 PM
IPL Auction (Source: IPL Twitter)
IPL Auction (Source: IPL Twitter)

IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla on Saturday revealed that BCCI has doubled the amount it pays to the international cricket Boards for making cricketers available for the hugely-popular league.

BCCI has been paying 10 per cent of an overseas player's annual fee to his home board from the beginning of the IPL.

"We have made a provision whoever (whichever Board) provides players for the entire duration, we will pay the Board 20 per cent," Shukla said here.

Shukla is in the city to attend IPL two-day auction, beginning on Saturday.

On match timings, Shukla said a couple of owners have objected IPL GC's proposal to start weekend games at 5.30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

"The broadcaster had requested and the GC considered the request during its meeting. After that we have received objections from a couple of franchises. We will discuss with them also. We will discuss with the broadcaster too and arrive at a decision in an amicable way," he said.

It has also been learnt that uncapped players might go under the hammer early this time.

First Published: Saturday, January 27, 2018 07:07 AM
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