New Delhi

Indian Premier League Commissioner Rajiv Shukla on Sunday said that there would be review of the IPL rules and all the domestic players will be auctioned from the next edition.

” All domestic players will be put u

nder the hammer from the next edition of the tournament,” Shukla said.

Asked why the uncapped players were not auctioned till the IPL- V, Shukla said, ” This was done to open up opportunities for little known domestic players as teams normally go for the known faces only.” Shuklas comments came while answering questions on Pune player Mohnish Mishras claim in a television sting operation that he was paid

Rs 1.45 crore over and above his contracted amount.

Shukla slammed a few fellow parliamentarians like Kirti Azad who sought a ban on the IPL in the light of the recent controversies.

” If 2- 3 MPs call for ban, it canalt39t be taken as view of the House. IPL- V has been very successful and was watched in 192 countries across the world. Hence people are jealous. Will Parliament be closed if some MPs do something wrong? These MPs donalt39t know the pulse of the people,” he told alt39 Headlines Todayalt39. Shukla dismissed Azads claim that he was denied of the BCCIs one- time benefit payment for speaking against the Board and IPL. ” Kirti has been getting pension for the past six years.

Its the DDCA which has raised objections after his comments on black money,” he said.

Asked about Azads contention that politicians should leave sports bodies like the BCCI to govern it better, Shukla said, ” Indian Hockey Federation was headed by KPS Gill who is not a politician and see what happened to the game. He completely destroyed it.” He said the Cricket Board has ” zero tolerance” on corruption.

” We suspended five players which is the evidence of prompt action,” Shukla said but dismissed other controversies like the Luke Pomersbach episode as off- field activities.

” We are not responsible for off- field activities and what the players do in their hotel rooms. All the controversies have taken place outside,” he said.

Shukla also said that the alleged spot- fixing incidents referred to in the sting operation did not relate to IPL. ” The spot fixing was about some Indore league game. If we receive any complaint, prompt action will be taken,” he said.

He said a team of anti- corruption unit of ICC had been keeping a close watch on the players during IPL.

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