IPL captains reach Chennai to sign 'fair play' pledge

A file photo of IPL trophy. Photograph:( DNA )

WION Web Team Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Mar 21, 2019, 08.43 PM (IST)

The 12 the edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to commence from this Saturday and the captains of the eight teams reached Chennai, to sign the pledge to play the game in fair spirit.

The eight teams competing in the IPL include Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Rajasthan, Punjab, Hyderabad and Delhi.

According to media reports, a senior official of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said the pledge was being pre-recorded on the sidelines of the captains' meet. 

"The captains are in Chennai today for the captains' meet as well as to sign the pledge so that all the leaders can go back to their respective teams before their opening games. They will head back to their respective franchises on Friday. 

"With the opening ceremony being cancelled this year and the funds budgeted for the same to be handed to the families of the Pulwama martyrs, there will be a small screening wherein the pre-recorded signing of the pledge by the captains will be shown," the official added.

Meanwhile, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, captain of the defending champions CSK, is also expected to put the trophy back into play at that time.

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The eight teams competing in the IPL include Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Rajasthan, Punjab, Hyderabad and Delhi.