The BCCI has decided to deal directly with their counterparts in other countries to get the green signals for the participation of the foreign cricketers’ who would be bought at the next Indian Premier League auction in November.
“The BCCI will directly deal with the respective parent boards of foreign players bought at the auction by the various franchises for getting their NOCs (No Objection Certificates). No players’ agents would be allowed to get into the picture,” BCCI sources said on Tuesday.
In the past too the foreign players were allowed to play in the Twenty20 league only after getting the NOCs from their respective home boards, but the BCCI had left it to the players and their agents to undertake this onerous task.
The sources, however, did not confirm the reports that 10 per cent of the player fees would be paid to the foreign boards for allowing them to figure in the IPL.
“It has been decided that the president (Shashank Manohar) and Secretary (N Srinivasan) would talk to the respective foreign players’ boards and get the necessary NOCs,” they said.
It has also been decided that all player contracts will now be managed by the BCCI and will be signed by the Indian board along with the franchisees as well as the players.
A new player registration and contract management process will be detailed soon and no player contracts can be signed until then, BCCI secretary Srinivasan had said in a release after the IPL Governing Council meeting on Sunday.