SC says no to outside players in TNPL

SC says no to outside players in TNPL

The Supreme Court today said that players registered with other cricket associations will not be allowed to take part in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) cricket tournament organised by the state cricket association.

TNCA had moved the Supreme Court for clarifications on the eligibility of participation of outstation players after the BCCI at its SGM had cleared the way for outstation players to play in domestic leagues conducted by state associations.

The SC affirmed Committee of Administrators’ (CoA) stipulation and said that any player not registered with state cricketing body can’t play in the tournament.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, however, said TNPL matches will be held in accordance with the schedule as they have already approved by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) which has been administering the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Senior advocate Ranjit Kumar, appearing for TNPL, has submitted that outstation players should be allowed to participate in the prestigious tournament after they produce a no objection certificate (NoC) from their respective cricket associations.

The TNPL organisers had mooted allowing each of the franchises to have up to two outstation players, which would have made for a total of 16 outstation players at most.