IPL Trade 2024: Legal Action Against Hardik Pandya? Gujarat Titans CEO Not Happy With The Franchises’ Ways Of Trading Players

The Mumbai Indians franchise shocked everyone by including the star Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya in their team in an all-cash deal with Gujarat Titans.

Hardik Pandya made a transfer from the Gujarat Titans to the Mumbai Indians, and as part of the deal, the 2022 champions received Rs 15 crore in their purse for the IPL 2024 auction.

The interesting part is before the news of Hardik Pandya going back to Mumbai, his old franchise Gujarat Titans claimed the retention of Pandya as captain for the next edition. And then, it was MI who got the star all-rounder.

The transfer of Hardik Pandya from the Gujarat Titans to the Mumbai Indians was reportedly not amicable. The move was surrounded by allegations of fraud because Gujrat Titans did not want Hardik Pandya to leave their team.

According to the Gujarat Titans CEO Arvinder Singh, a franchise must consult other franchises and should not talk to the player directly for any kind of such trades.

In discussions with News18, the CEO of the Gujarat Titans accused another franchise of engaging in business practices that were deemed unfair.

“it’s wrong to contact players directly for IPL trade. Teams should follow the protocols set by the IPL and BCCI,” the Titans CEO said.

The CEO also disclosed that discussions were held regarding a potential trade involving Mohammed Shami. However, the Titans were firm in their decision as they intended to retain the Indian pacer within the franchise. The approach taken was also deemed to be in violation of BCCI rules. without taking any specific name, the CEO mentioned that they would have engaged in discussions with the interested franchise for any kind of deal and trade.

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