The cash-rich Indian Premier League is all set for an extravaganza of riveting action as it is geared up to manifest the start of the next decade with some new rules.
IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said that the upcoming IPL is subject to change in timings in the night matches that could keep the fans at the edge of their seats from 7 pm.
Before things get finalised, they have to talk this plan to the broadcaster once before taking the final call on it. “It was just a thought (starting game at 7 pm) and everyone welcomed it but first we need to speak to the broadcaster and take their nod.
We will work on modalities then. There have been many centres where travelling is a major concern. All the issues were discussed and we all thought to start the game but early,” Rajeev Shukla told The Indian Express.
In the recently-concluded meeting between the BCCI and the IPL franchise owners and senior officials, some key propositions were discussed with ‘player retention policy’ and the mid-tournament transfer window being the highlight of it.
So, IPL is following what the European football leagues have been doing. This means that the player is eligible to play for other franchise if one is not getting chances to make the cut in the playing XI. This will help the players get a chance to be on the turf rather than warming the bench.
“Every IPL owner agreed to have this in the forthcoming season. It will give chance to those players who are good but are not getting opportunities to be part of playing XI of any IPL side. We are having an IPL governing council meeting soon to finalize all these points,” Shukla further added.