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SC rejects provision for outstation players in TNPL


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Ranjit Kumar, the senior advocate appearing for TNPL, stated that outstation players should be allowed to participate in the tournament with them submitting NOCs procured from their respective cricket associations. © Agencies

The third edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League will go on as per schedule but players registered with cricket associations outside Tamil Nadu will not be allowed to participate in the tournament, the Supreme Court ruledon Wednesday(July 11).

According to a PTI report, a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Mishra upheld the decision of the Committee of Administrators, which had issued a directive stating that BCCI’s constitution doesn’t permit participation of outstation players in tournaments hosted by another association.

Ranjit Kumar, the senior advocate appearing for TNPL, stated that outstation players should be allowed to participate in the tournament with them submitting no objection certificates procured from their respective cricket associations.

However, Parag Tripathi, the senior advocate representing CoA, countered the submission by referring to the draft constitution of the BCCI, which prevented players from outside participating in a state tournament.

The decision comes as a setback for TNPL, which had plans in place to allow each franchise to include up to two players outside the state. The proposal was discussed during BCCI’s SGM on June 22 but the meeting was deemed invalid by the CoA which had instructed the board officials not to implement any resolutions passed during the meet.

The 2018 edition of the TNPL, which features eight teams, gets underway today with Dindigul Dragons taking on Ruby Trichy Warriors in Tirunelveli.

© Cricbuzz

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