Sunil Gavaskar © Getty Images
Sunil Gavaskar has taken over the role of being the interim president of BCCI for IPL 7 © Getty Images


New Delhi: Mar 31, 2014


Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises pledged support to Sunil Gavaskar for a successful hosting of the seventh edition of the IPL, starting April 16 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).


Gavaskar, who is the interim head of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)for conducting the league, today met the teams and briefed them on the preparations for the upcoming season.


According to BCCI, Gavaskar had a discussion with the franchises on conducting the popular Twenty20 (T20) league.


“The franchises shared their views and extended their support and cooperation for a successful Pepsi IPL 2014,” a BCCI release said.


Gavaskar was pushed into the job following a Supreme Court directive.


The first leg of the IPL will be held in UAE from April 16-30 due to General elections in India.


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