IPL Governing Council to meet on August 20

The Governing Council of the Indian Premier League will meet on August 20, Cricket Board (BCCI) sources said on Tuesday.

“The IPL Governing Council will meet here on August 20,” said BCCI sources without revealing the agenda for the meeting.

The GC is expected to get feedbacks from former India players Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri, who are all its members, on the contentious issue of retention of players by the original eight franchises for IPL IV and beyond at the upcoming players’ auction.

The same day the BCCI’s marketing committee will also meet to open the tenders received for the upcoming season’s home series title sponsorship rights, the sources said.

Last month the BCCI floated tenders for title sponsorship rights for the two home series of Tests and ODIs against Australia and New Zealand.

India and Australia are scheduled to play two Tests at Mohali and Bangalore and a series of three ODIs at Kochi, Vishakapatnam and Goa between October 1 and 24.

India and New Zealand are scheduled to play three Tests (Ahmedabad, Kanpur and Nagpur) between November 4 and 24.

They will also take part in a five-match ODI series between November 28 and December 10 with matches scheduled at Guwahati, Mohali, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai.

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