25th December, the deadline for the new teams to sign three players for their respective franchise will get extended further as CVC Sports is still awaiting the final clearance from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over its purchase of the Ahmedabad franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
As reported earlier the BCCI has formed a standing committee to look into the business roots of CVC company which has made investments in a betting firm in the UK. The Committee has been directed to advise the BCCI whether CVC’s links with the betting committee are in violation of the IPL rules.
A BCCI Official stated that things will be cleared soon without giving a perfect deadline for it. Considering the prolonged silence of the BCCI, a few franchise Officials have asked for clarity on the matter & the IPL management has told them that things would be resolved by next week.
In accordance with the uncertainty surrounding the clearance of the CVC team, the BCCI has advised RPSG Group, the owner of the Lucknow franchise to not proceed with any recruitments or announcements till the issue has been resolved.
The new two teams were handed a deadline of 25 December to sign three players from those players who have been released ahead of the IPL 2022 Auction.
IPL: CVC Team signed Griffith as a Consultant of the franchise
What comes as major news is the signing of Griffith as the consultant by the CVC team without even getting the final clearance of the BCCI over its purchase of the Ahmedabad team.
Although the list of Players’ signings hasn’t been announced, however, according to reports CVC has roped in Peter Griffith, a former director of operations in IMG, for the advisory/consultancy role. Griffith was involved in the IPL since 2008. IMG was involved in the conception & execution of the IPL from the beginning till the BCCI parted ways earlier this year. Griffith was part of the IMG till 2015, having worked for them for over 25 years.
Apart from sports expert Griffith, the American investment firm has also signed in Matthew Wheeler who is believed to be advising the firm on various IPL functions.