The Hon. Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed that the players registered with cricket associations other than the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA), will be ineligible to take part in the upcoming Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL), organized by TNCA.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, however, said TNPL matches will be held in accordance with the schedule as they have already approved by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) which has been administering the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Appearing for the TNPL, senior advocate Ranjit Kumar urged the bench to allow outstation players to participate in the tournament after they produce an No-Objection certificate (NOC) from their home associations.
TNPL 2018 will see eight teams participating in the tournament and every team was allowed atleast two outstation players in the team.
However, senior advocate Parag Tripathi, appearing for CoA, said that this cannot happen as the CoA had disallowed it, after going through the draft constitution of the BCCI. He also pointed out that no outstation player has been playing in the tournament since 2009.
TNPL 2018 begins on Wednesday (July 11) and the TNCA had permitted teams to induct two players from outside Tamil Nadu after they procure NOCs from their respective cricket associations.
(With inputs from sports.NDTV.com)