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BCCI red flags 'Sudama Premier League'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BCCI has warned all its affiliated units against allowing their players to participate in the unsanctioned 'League'.

The tournament was launched in the presence of former and current DDCA senior selection committee

Former players and former international umpire K are also associated with the event.

The matches were supposed to be held at the Feroz but with BCCI sanctions, Kotla will not be allowed to be the host.

It is worth mentioning here that the stadium in Greater Noida was banned after it hosted a tournament named Noida League T20.

The BCCI had recently sanctioned its registered players from competing in the dubious ventures like Indian Junior League (IJPL) and

Yesterday, wrote to all associations on the "unauthorised Premier League".

"We wish to bring to your notice that BCCI has not given any permission to the league by the name "Premier League". You are requested to bring to notice of all registered players, match officials, scorers and video analysts," Choudhary wrote in the letter, which is in possession of

When Wassan was asked about his association, he replied: "I didn't know about the BCCI circular. I was just trying to help the organisers. But if BCCI has sanctioned the tournament, I will definitely not be part of the proceedings," Wassan told

currently is not on BCCI payrolls but till a few years ago was the of the Delhi Ranji side and then also appeared for the match referee's entrance exam.

is a retired umpire who has officiated in two Tests and 34 ODIs.

is being organized by an NGO named Prasar (People's Right and Social Research Centre).

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 17:15 IST