Mumbai: The IPL governing council is yet to work out a plan to help the players left in lurch after Kochi's axing but the league's boss Rajiv Shukla assured that the interest of the affected players will be protected.
"We will decide on that in the next governing council meeting, Kochi players or others. But we will fully protect the interest of the players," he told reporters after a meeting of the governing council.
The Kochi franchise has been scrapped for breach of contractual obligations. Asked about Pakistani players' participation in the league, he said the issue was not discussed in the meeting on Friday.