'IPL meant to promote Indian players'

Published: Saturday, May 9, 2009, 12:58 [IST]
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IPL aims to promote Indian players

East London: Chennai Super Kings' coach Stephen Fleming has disapproved John Buchanan's suggestion of increasing the number of overseas players in the IPL teams.

According to Fleming Indian Premier League is not a global competition, its a tournament to promote Indian players.

Controversial coach John Buchanan has recently floated the idea of increasing the number of players in the team, but IPL Chairman said a big 'no' saying there would be no change in the format.

"I think it's absolutely okay. I am very strong on that. The more you increase the role of the overseas players, the more you diminish the role of Indians. I don't think that's quite right," Fleming was quoted as saying in the IPL's official website.

"If you are going to make it a global competition and called it the World Premier League, then you can use as many international players as you can. But it's the Indian Premier League and it's all about Indian players, performing well and winning games, accompanied by overseas players rather than the other way around," he added.

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