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Briefly Cricket: ‘Get teams’ consent on extra foreigner’

The IPL governing council asked Sahara Pune Warriors to get the consent of all the franchises for fielding five foreign players in the fifth edition of the tournament

Written by Agencies | Published: February 23, 2012 2:47:50 am

‘Get teams’ consent on extra foreigner’

Mumbai: The IPL governing council on Wednesday asked Sahara Pune Warriors to get the consent of all the franchises for fielding five foreign players in the fifth edition of the tournament. IPL Governing Council chairman Rajiv Shukla said all the issues discussed with Sahara,have been ratified by the GC. “On the five foreign players issue,Sahara has to get the consent of all other franchises and that matter will be put before the working committee,which will take the final call. All the things which were decided with Sahara were ratified by the Governing Council,” Shukla said after the Governing Council meeting in Mumbai.

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