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Revamped IPL Rules Stump Shah Rukh

The new rules of the Indian Premier League ( IPL), which will be applied from next year, have left Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan a bit confused and the bollywood superstar said that
PTI September 08, 2010 12:08 IST
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The new rules of the Indian Premier League ( IPL), which will be applied from next year, have left Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan a bit confused and the bollywood superstar said that it would be fair for everyone if all the players are put up for auction in November, reports Mail Today.

“ New IPL rules are a bit confusing.

Two new teams added ( good). All players should go into pool to make it fair for everyone. Simple & straight,” Shah Rukh wrote on his Twitter page.

With the inclusion of two new teams — Sahara Pune Warriors and Kochi — in the IPL, the league's governing council ( GC) proposed a revised structure on Sunday but it has not gone down too well with some of the franchise owners who later voiced their concerns publicly.

The new rules state that the 10 teams will be divided into two groups and there would be 74 matches in the next three IPL seasons.

Out of the 74, 70 would be league matches plus four playoff matches with each team playing the same number of matches ( 14 of which seven would be home and the other seven away), as in the previous IPL editions.

According to the previous format, the number of matches were 94.

The IPL GC also decided that the eight original franchises would be allowed to retain a maximum of four players, including a foreigner and three Indians. Besides the four players, the rest of the squad would be selected through open bidding.

It has also been made mandatory for the retained players to be registered for the 2010 season.

The fee of the retained players would be decided after mutual agreement between the stakeholders.

Player contracts will be for a period of two years plus oneyear right of extension by the franchise. The salary cap of the franchisees has also been raised to $ 9 million.

But if any franchisee retains all the four players, it will have to spend $ 4.5 million per year on other players.

The new rules have limited the number of players to 30 for a squad.

The two new teams Pune and Kochi, who did not participate in the 2010 season, can sign up to four players from the list of players who were not a part of the squad of any of the teams in the past three IPL editions.