TNPL 2018 | Supreme Court rules out participation of players registered with other states

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TNPL 2018 | Supreme Court rules out participation of players registered with other states

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SportsCafe Desk

07/11/2018

The Supreme Court came out with their verdict which states that players who are registered with other cricket associations will not be allowed to take part in this year’s Tamil Nadu Premier League. The third edition of TNPL is set to begin on Wednesday will see eight teams with a squad of 20 each.

The Tamil Nadu Premier League is slated to start on Wednesday and amidst all the chaos surrounding the domestic T20 tournament, the Supreme Court has finally come out with the much-awaited verdict concerning the involvement of players from other cricket associations apart from the organizing state body.

The SC ruled that players registered with state associations apart from the TNCA will not be allowed to take part in the third edition of the TNPL this year. Senior advocate Ranjit Kumar, who represented the TNPL franchise had submitted that outstation players should be allowed to participate in the domestic tournament after they were able to procure a no objection certificate (NoC) from their respective cricket associations.

The SC bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had said that TNPL matches would go as planned earlier as they were already approved by the Committee of Administrators (CoA), which has been monitoring the activities of the BCCI

The eight franchises that are part of the tournament were allowed to induct two players from outside the State to play for it in the TNPL. Senior advocate Parag Tripathi, who appeared for the CoA, opposed the proposal that had been disallowed by the CoA after considering the draft constitution sent to the BCCI.

The TNCA had permitted the eight teams to induct two players from outside Tamil Nadu if they could produce NoCs from their respective cricket associations.

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