'All players to be bound by contractual agreements

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Mumbai, Jun 10 (UNI) The DLF Indian Premier League Governing Council today clarified that centrally contracted players, including the foreign players, will be bound by the contractual agreements signed with franchisees for a period of three years.

Indian Premier League Chairman and Commissioner Lalit Modi in a release here today said ''while the DLF IPL will issue a fresh set of guidelines on the player transfer protocols for the next season keeping in mind the transfer window, the centrally contracted players that were auctioned and contracted with the franchisees will have to abide by their contracts for the period of three years as per their contractual agreements.'' It would, however, be the prerogative of the franchisee alone to take a decision to trade a player/players, when the trading window opens in the early part of 2009 just prior to the second season of the DLF Indian Premier League, he said.

He further said the three year contractural clause was made public to both the franchisees and players prior to the auction and the player's participation. All the parties will abide by the terms and conditions laid down by the governing council and it is only upto the franchisee to trade a player / players as and when the trading window opens next year.

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