More trouble for the defunct IPL franchise Kochi Tuskers Kerala. The Indian Premier League (IPL) administrator BCCI has asked the foreign players who had signed contract with Kochi Tuskers Kerala to file individual court cases against the owners of the franchise in order to recover their dues.This is completely a legal requirement as the BCCI has assured the Kochi IPL players that they will receive their money. Mahela Jayawardene, Muttiah Muralitharan, Brendon McCullum and Steven Smith were included in the list of foreign players who had signed contract with Kochi Tuskers Kerala for two IPL Seasons.
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It is very important for the foreign players to register individual cases against franchise owners because the contracts are between the players and the franchises, and not the BCCI. According to the Indian law remitting money overseas required a legal agreement between two parties. If BCCI transferred money to the players without any agreement, it would violate the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).
To avoid contravening the India law, the BCCI wants the foreign individual player to sue Kochi with the BCCI included as party to each case.