BCCI had pondered about giving foreign players a choice of playing either IPL or PSL: Reports

Earlier, IMG Reliance had withdrawn itself from the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as the producers in wake of the terror attacks at Pulwama whereas DSport had suspended the league's telecast in India

BCCI had pondered about giving foreign players a choice of playing either IPL or PSL: Reports

In an attempt to isolate Pakistan, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had reportedly at one point decided to go ahead with a plan of making the foreign cricket players choose between either the Indian Premier League (IPL) or the Pakistan Super League (PSL). However, the idea was eventually dropped.

As per the reports, the members of Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) - Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji - along with Lieutenant General Ravi Thodge and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri discussed the matter in detail. However, they felt it was inappropriate to ask the foreign players to choose since it was the IPL franchises that had bought the players and not the Board.

Some of the reputed international players like AB de Villiers, Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine, Carlos Brathwaite, Colin Ingram, and Andrew Russell are part of the ongoing cricket tournament in Pakistan.

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On the other hand, Johri had earlier written to the International Cricket Council (ICC), urging cricketing nations to “sever ties with countries from which terrorism emanates”.

Meanwhile, the Board is going to take a look into the request made by the national team to travel by the railways during the World Cup 2019 campaign in England. The players stated that the rail route was much safer and more comfortable to travel by.

The request was made by the players in review meeting attended by skipper Virat Kohli, vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, senior player Rohit Sharma, coach Ravi Shastri and chairman of selection committee MSK Prasad. While the CoA was unwilling to agree at first due to security reasons, they had later agreed to it on one condition that CoA or BCCI would not be responsible for any untoward event.

But now the Board will look again into the matter to ensure the most robust security for its players.

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