Mumbai: Ravindra Jadeja, the India and Rajasthan Royals all-rounder, will not participate in the 2010 edition of the Indian Premier League following a one-year ban that was handed to him by the IPL Governing Council.
The council took the decision after a meeting and also on instructions from BCCI President, Shashank Manohar, to punish the Saurashtra player for violating players’ guidelines. Jadeja will not be allowed to play for any IPL team for the next one year.
Jadeja was picked as an under-19 recruit by the Rajasthan Royals for the first season through the ‘draft system’. But he didn’t sign the renewal contract with the Rajasthan Royals this year and was instead negotiating for a larger financial contract with some of the other IPL franchises. Thus, resulting in a serious non-adherence to the IPL player guidelines.
Clarifying the same Lalit Modi, Chairman and Commissioner, Indian Premier League stated, “The IPL Governing Council has arrived at this decision after due deliberations done after taking into account Ravindra Jadeja’s representation to the President of the BCCI and a further representation by the Rajasthan Royals.
The player guidelines laid out by the Governing Council of the IPL are sacrosanct and all players will need to strictly adhere to the same. We will not tolerate any player playing games or blackmailing any teams or the IPL/BCCI in any manner.”