IPL 2016 will take place, says Rajiv Shukla

Kolkata, July 15: The popular but troubled Indian Premier League (IPL) will take place next year notwithstanding the suspension of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) but the Champions League was today scrapped for lack of fan interest.

"You should rest assured that IPL 9 will take place and there would not be any problem as far as BCCI is concerned," IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla told reporters after a meeting with BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya.

IPL 2016 will take place, says Rajiv Shukla

Shukla did not elaborate on the format of the tournament after the suspension of the two teams which will take the number of teams in the League to six. He said BCCI is likely to form a panel which would deliberate upon the way forward.

"After the verdict of the Justice Lodha Commission we are in the process of consultation. I had a meeting with president Jagmohan Dalmiya and I'm in talks with the secretary Mr Thakur also. We will analyse and study the entire report at the Governing Council on July 19 and there it may be decided to form a group to study the report and how it can be implemented.

"We will discuss all the options in the GC so please wait. Let's first study and analyse the report. The President has made it very clear that we respect the judicial verdict so the process of implementation is on," Shukla said.


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