As the number of player pull-outs increased in this year’s IPL, BCCI and the Governing Council of the IPL have decided to take action on the issue.
They are devising ways to make a player stay for the tournament and not give flimsy reasons for pulling out.
The flimsy reasons have not been specified clearly as of now.
The GC understands that the stakeholders are the important cog in the IPL bandwagon.
Thus, when they bid on a particular player, a lot of thought and planning goes into the process.
Thus, when a player pulls out, it is a huge loss for the franchise. This meeting was also held because certain franchises showed their displeasure with the players pulling out of the tournament.
English players Jason Roy and Alex Hales pulled out of the tournament citing very weak reasons such as spending time with family and also working on their game.
Injury and international commitments are acceptable but not reasons related to spending time with family and working on one’s game.
Even Australia’s Mitchell Starc has done this multiple times. This year, he did not even register himself for the auctions citing bubble fatigue.
The pulling out of players forces the franchises to make changes at very short notice and spend even more on the replaced player.