Indian Premier League Council
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has launched the Indian Premier League (IPL) on the lines of football’s English Premier League in the UK and the National Basketball League (NBA) in the U.S. This endeavour is welcomed both cricket enthusiasts and players alike.
For the proper governance of this league a council was set-up, at the working committee meet of the BCCI. This governing council was primarily set-up to operate the IPL (Indian Premier League) as an essentially independent company from the BCCI. The IPL governing council would be comprised for a term of five-years and would be responsible for its management as an independent entity.
This council would comprise of former BCCI President I. S. Bindra, as well as the vice-Presidents Chirayu Amin, Rajiv Shukla, and Lalit Modi, Arun Jaitley as honorary members. Besides them, some of the former cricketers such as Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Ravi Shastri, and Sunil Gavaskar are also included in the council, who would be paid for their services.
The Indian Premier League attempt is encouraged not solely by the national squad players like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, and Sourav Ganguly but also international cricketers such as Glenn Mc Grath, Shane Warne, and Stephen Fleming. The council has promoted this Twenty20 tournament on a novel course of action, that would include auctioning of the team of players for specific teams, and the highest bidder would win it. The list of bidders would comprise of Preity Zinta and Ness Wadia, Vijay Mallya, and even Shahrukh Khan.