Rajiv Shukla

On Wednesday, IPL (Indian Premier League) chairman Rajiv Shukla gave a big news to the IPL fans which is great for them. In the ninth edition of the popular Indian T20 league, IPL spectators can get involved during the third umpire’s decision.

The spectators can give their views on decisions referred to the third umpire.

Shukla told reporters at a function in Mumbai, “They (Spectators) will be given a placard, and whatever they say, out or not out, that will be caught by the camera and shown on the screen….but the decision of the third umpire will be final.”

He added further, “This opinion will not matter to the third umpire, he will go as per whatever he sees on the (TV) screen. This will increase the involvement of the viewers.”

The IPL 2016 is the ninth edition of IPL which will start from 9th April and will run until 29th May. The opening ceremony of IPL 2016 will be held on 8th April at Worli, Mumbai.

Shukla said about the opening ceremony, “Bollywood stars Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, and the singer Yo Yo Honey Singh, among others, would be performing in the IPL opening ceremony on April 8 at Worli in Mumbai.”

Shukla also spoke out about the anti-corruption measures. He said, “To strengthen (anti-corruption measures) BCCI President has spoken to Maharashtra Chief Minister to ask if the services of Mumbai police can be availed of; then the anti-corruption unit, ICC anti-corruption unit, Mumbai police can together seek information and act on it.”

When Shukla was asked if too much cricket was being played in the recent times, he replied that the season will culminate with IPL.


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