Monday, 20 July 2009

England's cricket league plan falls foul of employment law.

The UK's version of the IPL cricket league has run into employment problems due to the requirement that each team is to have only one Indian player. This type of problem has raised its head before to some extent with the Bosman ruling.

The Times reported today that:

A document circulated for discussion at Wednesday’s meeting states: “The premise that Indian players could be centrally contracted with a requirement for one Indian player in each Division 1 team and assigned in a form of draft pick structure could be challengeable under the Race Discrimination Act/Restraint of Trade.

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