No cheerleaders and after-match parties in IPL

Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 12:26 [IST]
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New Delhi, June 10: BCCI on Monday decided to bar cheerleaders and after-match parties for players and support staff besides ensuring a strict code of conduct to be followed by players and support staff, owners in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

It has also decided to restrict the movement in players's dug-out and dressing room. "The owners from now on will be restricted from entering dug-out and dressing room during matches. All players ands staff of franchises need to furnish telephone numbers with the BCCI before the tournament," BCCI interim president Jagmohan Dalmiya said.

No cheerleaders in IPL

Adequate number of ACSU officials will be positioned in the hotels as well as grounds to supervise the proceedings besides the jamming of cellphone towers at the ground during matches.

The Board chief said a captains meeting will be held in order to get more suggestions and prepare an elaborate blueprint

"No national selector will be allowed to get associated with any franchise in any capacity," he said.

Suggestions will be invited from all quarters, including the franchises, to ensure that the IPL is conducted in the best possible manner. A separate working committee meeting will be held soon to finalise the action plan.

Asked whether the panel probing Meiyappan and Kundra has been given a deadline, Dalmiya said, "I can't determine the duration. It's quite a long procedure."

"The terms of reference will be the same for both," he added.

On N Srinivasan's claim of North Indian lobby was responsible for his temporary ouster from the BCCI, Dalmiya said tongue-in-cheek, "I can't answer that because I am very bad in politics."

Sources said, Monday's meeting saw some heated exchange between some Board members and former BCCI and current Punjab Cricket Association president IS Bindra, who questioned the authority of Dalmiya.

Bindra asked in what capacity was Dalmiya pronouncing Kundra's suspension and appointing Patel and Sawant as executive functionaries of the Board since he is not the interim president.

To this, Sawant, who was representing the MCA, protested and showed Bindra a clause in the BCCI Constitution that allows someone to convene and conduct a meeting if five members of the current working committee propose his name. After this, Bindra's protest didn't find any takers.


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Story first published:  Monday, June 10, 2013, 16:59 [IST]
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