BCCI Warns Players To Stay Away From 'Unapproved Tournaments'

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| October 9 , 2017 , 19:23 IST

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has declared that the Junior leagues like IJPL and JIPL does not come under the radar of their board, neither do they have their approval. The governing body has also warned the Indian players to stay away from such "unapproved tournaments".

In the warning, BCCI has confirmed that strict actions against the players who associate themselves with such leagues will be taken. Indian Junior Players League T20 was organised in Dubai from September 19-29 last month.

The board has confirmed that Gautam Gambhir who was earlier promoting the IJPL T20 has also withdrawn his support from the unrecognised tournament. Gautam Gambhir was the brand ambassador of the league at stage one along with other domestic cricketers.

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BCCI stated, "It has come to our attention that certain T20 cricket matches, series, tournaments and/or camps are being conducted by leagues under the names of Indian Junior Players League (JPL) and Junior India Player League/Junior Indian League (JIPL)."

The board added, "This is to bring to your notice that any matches, camps tournament and/or series organised by IJPL and JIPL (collectively the "Leagues") or any activity undertaken by the said Leagues are not being conducted by the BCCI/Indian Premier League (IPL) and are in no way associated with any activities undertaken or approved by the BCCI/IPL or their representatives."

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BCCI warmed the players, "Please note that any player registered with the BCCI knowingly participating, representing or associating himself/herself with IJPL and JIPL in any manner is doing so without the consent of BCCI would be doing so in violation of the BCCI Rules and Regulations."

"Do note that the players who had been associated with any one of the Leagues in the past i.e. Gautam Gambhir, Paras Dogra and Rishi Dhawan have stated in writing that they have withdrawn all support and are no longer associated with the said unapproved Leagues," the statement concluded.