The BCCI has set 30 November as the deadline for the 8 IPL franchises to reveal the players they are retaining ahead of the mega auction for IPL 2022. With two new teams getting added into the league, the IPL is set to become a 10-team affair from next season onwards.
Lucknow approaches KL Rahul and Rashid Khan
A big development that recently came up is that the new franchise Lucknow has approached KL Rahul who represents the Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Rashid Khan of the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to quit their respective franchises and join them in a leadership role.
Now the Punjab and Hyderabad franchise has lodged a complaint with the BCCI about players being approached by the newly added Lucknow franchise. This was confirmed by a BCCI official and said that proper action will be taken if this is found to be true.
“We haven’t received any letter but we have received a verbal complaint from two franchises about players poaching by Lucknow team. We are looking into it, and we will take appropriate action if it proves to be true,” said a BCCI official according to Inside Sport.
Such things are unavoidable: BCCI Official
The BCCI official also added that the existing balance of the teams should not be disturbed. Adding that it is difficult to avoid these kinds of approaches especially when there is fierce competition, the official concluded by stating that it is not fair to the existing teams when players are approached in this manner.
“We don’t want to disturb the balance. You cannot avoid such things when there is fierce competition. But it’s not fair to the existing teams when they are trying to balance everything,” concluded the BCCI official.
Previously, it was revealed that Rashid Khan wants to be the number one pick for SRH. On the other hand, KL Rahul is likely to part ways with the Punjab franchise.
• KL Rahul and Rashid Khan get approached by Lucknow
• PBKS and SRH lodge complain with the BCCI