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Majority owners want retention
Wednesday 22 November 2017

Majority owners want retention
Meanwhile the dope issue has been added to the BCCI SGM 
The meeting among the Board of Control for Cricket in India Committee of Administrators and owners of the Indian Premier League was more of deliberation rather than decisions. The BCCI-CoA combined elicited the views of the owners vis-a-vis the IPL and more specifically on the comeback teams -- Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.
The overwhelming consensus was for retention - the number ranging from one to seven. Mumbai Indians wanted five retentions and a few matching cards while Kolkata Knight Riders, represented by Shah Rukh Khan and Jay Mehta, said there should only be matching cards and no automatic retention of players.
Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals did not want any retention - meaning they said all players should be thrown into the auction pool. Chennai Super Kings representative, of course, was in favour of the retention policy.
With retention being the topic, the obvious question was salary cap - soft and hard. There were suggestions that it should be a soft cap which means the players can be paid outside the salary purse. But there was also opposition to the suggestion.
As about CSK and RR, there were different views about their right to retain and the BCCI said it will revert to the owners after a Governing Council meeting in a fortnight's time. Even the BCCI seemed undecided.
"Right now I can't say anything, because once we take the decision about retention and right to match, I can tell you (about it). It will be depending upon the players as well as the franchise," said IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla, adding, "We have taken their opinion (of the owners). Somebody said three players, somebody said five players, somebody said more than five players, somebody said only one player. So majority (view) we will be take into account."
Apart from Shah Rukh and Mehta, Akash Ambani and Nikhil Meswani from Mumbai Indians, Kalanidhi Maran and his daughter from Sun Risers Hyderabad, Ness Wadia and Mohit Burman from Kings XI Punjab, Kiran Kumar Granthi and his father from Delhi Daredevils, Amrit Thomas from Royals Challengers Bangalore, George John from CSK, Ranjit Balthakur and Manoj Badale (on video) from Rajasthan attended the meeting.
Last but not the least, there was a brief discussion on women's IPL as well and it was welcomed by the Mumbai representatives.
Meanwhile, the CoA has asked the BCCI office-bearers to add doping issue to the agenda of the Special General Meeting which, as reported by this paper, will be held in Delhi on December 9. Previously, only three points - Kochi, ICC schedule and RCA -were the items of the agenda.
The doping issue had to be added following varying views on whether Nada has any right to test the Indian cricketers.
The SGM will take a call that the BCCI is "ICC-compliant which, in turn, is Wada-compliant. We'll change our stand if there is a need," a BCCI official said throwing light on what to expect from the SGM.

The meeting among the Board of Control for Cricket in India Committee of Administrators and owners of the Indian Premier League was more of deliberation rather than decisions. The BCCI-CoA combined elicited the views of the owners vis-a-vis the IPL and more specifically on the comeback teams -- Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.

The overwhelming consensus was for retention - the number ranging from one to seven. Mumbai Indians wanted five retentions and a few matching cards while Kolkata Knight Riders, represented by Shah Rukh Khan and Jay Mehta, said there should only be matching cards and no automatic retention of players.

Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals did not want any retention - meaning they said all players should be thrown into the auction pool. Chennai Super Kings representative, of course, was in favour of the retention policy.

With retention being the topic, the obvious question was salary cap - soft and hard. There were suggestions that it should be a soft cap which means the players can be paid outside the salary purse. But there was also opposition to the suggestion.

As about CSK and RR, there were different views about their right to retain and the BCCI said it will revert to the owners after a Governing Council meeting in a fortnight's time. Even the BCCI seemed undecided.

"Right now I can't say anything, because once we take the decision about retention and right to match, I can tell you (about it). It will be depending upon the players as well as the franchise," said IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla, adding, "We have taken their opinion (of the owners). Somebody said three players, somebody said five players, somebody said more than five players, somebody said only one player. So majority (view) we will be take into account."

Apart from Shah Rukh and Mehta, Akash Ambani and Nikhil Meswani from Mumbai Indians, Kalanidhi Maran and his daughter from Sun Risers Hyderabad, Ness Wadia and Mohit Burman from Kings XI Punjab, Kiran Kumar Granthi and his father from Delhi Daredevils, Amrit Thomas from Royals Challengers Bangalore, George John from CSK, Ranjit Balthakur and Manoj Badale (on video) from Rajasthan attended the meeting.

Last but not the least, there was a brief discussion on women's IPL as well and it was welcomed by the Mumbai representatives.

Meanwhile, the CoA has asked the BCCI office-bearers to add doping issue to the agenda of the Special General Meeting which, as reported by this paper, will be held in Delhi on December 9. Previously, only three points - Kochi, ICC schedule and RCA -were the items of the agenda.

The doping issue had to be added following varying views on whether Nada has any right to test the Indian cricketers.

The SGM will take a call that the BCCI is "ICC-compliant which, in turn, is Wada-compliant. We'll change our stand if there is a need," a BCCI official said throwing light on what to expect from the SGM.

(Courtesy: Mumbai Mirror)

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