Sourav Ganguly hints at a green signal for IPL teams to play outside India
During the meeting, it was also decided that the BCCI Secretary Jay Shah will represent the board in the ICC CEC meetings.
Updated - Dec 2, 2019 2:41 pm
The BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has taken several measures already for the betterment of the Indian cricket. In the 88th Annual General Meeting of the board on Sunday, a few important points were discussed and finalised. Among them was the IPL franchises’ wish to play the friendly matches outside India in order to promote the game. And Ganguly has hinted at a green signal for the same.
Last month, the reports surfaced that the Mumbai Indians (MI), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and the Sunrisers Hyderabad are willing to play in foreign countries. They want to take this step in order to connect the Indian fans outside the country with their respective city or franchise. The point was also on the agenda in the IPL Governing Council meeting which held in November.
However, after discussing the matter in the AGM on December 1, Sourav Ganguly has hinted at giving a go-ahead to the plan according to India Today. But the royalty fee which the board will have to pay is yet to be discussed with the BCCI.
Ganguly opines on Hall of fame and MSK Prasad’s tenure
Sourav Ganguly, while speaking to the media, also opened up on introducing the IPL Hall of Fame for the players to reward for their exceptional performances during the season. “IPL hall of fame for players who have delivered exceptional performance in the T20 league,” he said. Moreover, the former India captain also cleared that MSK Prasad’s tenure as the chief selector will not be extended now.
MSK Prasad and his selection panel picked his last India squad for the West Indies series and the new set of selectors are expected to take charge soon before Sri Lanka and Australia series scheduled to be played in January 2020. “You cannot go beyond your tenure,” he further added. During the meeting, it was also decided that the BCCI Secretary Jay Shah will represent the board in the ICC CEC meetings.