BCCI invite CSA, Cricket Australia chiefs for IPL 2015 final to discuss CLT20 fateThe fate of the Champion League T20 hangs in the balance till the final day of this season’s IPL as the Presidents of cricket boards from Australia and South Africa are all set to meet the president of the Indian Board and conclude the future of the league.
CSA chief Chris Nenzani, CEO Haroon Lorgat along with CA supremo Wally Edwards and his chief executive James Sutherland have been invited by BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya and Secretary Anurag Thakur for the final match to be played on the 24th of May.
Thakur who said that the president’s were invited for a meeting after the conclusion of the grand finale in Kolkata said that they will decide the fate of the tournament sooner rather than later. Haroon Logart who did not have a good relation with the Indian cricket is also invited to the meeting.
The invites were sent also to the presidents of other boards with the stake holders who were given a personal invite. Rajeev Shukla the President of the IPL said that the initial thought is to do away with the CL T20 and start a new league in its place.
The TV ratings have never been great for this event and Shukla said that they will come up with a plan after the end of the season of IPL and that he will let everyone know when they decide on a format.
The problem with the league has been the fact that apart from the four teams qualifying from the IPL, The other teams have rarely drawn huge crowds which has made the league a liability.