Tamil Nadu Premier League: TNCA writes to BCCI

The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association has written to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, informing him that it had already sent a letter along with supporting documents to the Board’s acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary about the third edition of the TNPL.

The third edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League will commence from July 11 and will go on for close to a month. (File Photo)   -  K. Pichumani

The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA), on Friday, wrote to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, informing him that the TNCA had already sent a letter along with supporting documents to the Board’s acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary about the third edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL), beginning July 11.

Earlier, the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) had written to the TNCA that the Board had not yet been informed about the conduct of the TNPL.

Read: CoA asks TNCA to withdraw outstation players, warns action

While saying ‘no’ to outstation players, the CoA had said if the TNCA did not send a letter to the Board by Friday evening, it would not recognise the TNPL.

A TNCA official said to Sportstar, “We have written to the BCCI CEO that since the State Associations have given NOC to the outstation players taking part in the TNPL and the franchises had subsequently picked them in the draft, we planned to go ahead and play them in the tournament.”

'Don't like being threatened'

The official said the TNCA had felt offended by the “threatening tone” of CoA’s letter. “We have written to the CEO that the Supreme Court appointed the CoA to implement the Lodha recommendations and not run the BCCI. We don’t like being threatened.”

It is learnt that apart from the TNCA, the CoA has also sent letters to the various State associations and the cricketers picked in the TNPL draft.