IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla (left) and BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur met with the representatives of the six franchises in a meeting in Delhi © IANS
IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla (left) and BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur met with the representatives of the six franchises in a meeting in Delhi © IANS

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur and Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla met with the representatives of the six franchises of the league in Delhi on Wednesday. The agenda of the meeting was the updation of the franchisees regarding the recommendations proposed by the BCCI working committee over the next two years of India’s premier Twenty20 league, which importantly included the bidding for the two new franchises that will replace the suspended Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR). The response from the franchises over the discussions was said to be positive. READ: IPL attracting interest from three new parties, says Anurag Thakur

“It was a very fruitful discussion. We briefed the franchisee about the steps to be taken by BCCI regarding the two-year suspension of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.

Their feedback is valuable to us and they appreciated the solutions suggested by the IPL working group which were later recommended by the BCCI working Committee,” Shukla was quoted as saying according to an official release by the board.

“We are making constant efforts to keep our stakeholders involved at all levels. It was important for us to take the franchisee on board and let them know about our discussions and recommendations and our reasons behind those recommendations with regards to vivo IPL season 2016 and 2017.

“The franchisees expressed satisfaction and support towards the IPL. We are committed to deliver the best of IPL editions in the years to come,” Thakur added further according to the release.

The board assured the franchisees of the next two editions of the league being an eight-team affair, with the bidding for the two new teams set to begin after the BCCI Annual General Meeting (AGM) on November 9, 2015.