- BCCI is forming a new policy to stop players from leaving IPL once auctioned
- No player will be allowed to leave unless it is a legit reason
The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is up to the new policies to stop players from quitting the Indian Premier League (IPL) once auctioned either before the league starts or in the midway.
In recent times, many players have cited personal, family, or bubble fatigue reasons for bidding farewell to IPL 2022 even before it started. The reports say a few more may leave the league in the midst. However, after the policy-making, no player will be excused until or unless the reason is ‘genuine’.
As per reports, excuses like bio-bubble fatigue, spending time with family, and similar reasons will not be entertained but only very ‘legit’ cases will be considered if a player wants to quit IPL after being auctioned. However, if a player pulls himself out of the cash-rich tournament due to injury, national duties, or similar reasons, the excuse will be undertaken.
The decision has been taken after many franchisees have complained about the players pulling themselves out. The policy will soon be implemented to avoid the flow of players leaving midway after contracting with a franchise.
In the IPL Governing Council Meeting that took place last week, the top bodies realized the situation and announced the decision to be implemented. One of the sources said,
“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,”
“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,”