Working Group meeting: Wadia against foreign teams’ inclusion
The Working Group set up to look into the implementation of the findings of Lodha Committee report on IPL spot-fixing scandal on Saturday met representatives of Mumbai Indians and KXIP co-owner Ness Wadia, who stated that he is not in favour of inviting foreign teams to fill the void.
IPL chairman and member of Working Group Rajeev Shukla said that all the franchises have spoken in favour of eight-team tournament. On Saturday the working group completed meeting all six franchises as the two suspended franchises CSK and Rajasthan Royals were not invited for discussions.
“After the Lodha Committee report, we are looking at how the IPL is being continued. We are taking advice from all the stakeholders. We had two meetings in Delhi and today we had one in Mumbai where we met the remaining franchises of MI, KXIP and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Besides, we met (representatives of) both the broadcasters Sony and Star, sponsors CEAT,” Shukla said after the meeting.
Wadia also made it clear that he does not want advocate the idea of foreign teams playing in the premier Twenty20 Cricket league.