IPL GC to take decision on Ganguly tomorrow

Posted By: Pti

Mumbai, Feb 3 (PTI) The IPL Governing Council will take adecision on the three unsold Indian players, including formercaptain Sourav Ganguly, at its meeting here tomorrow.

No franchise showed interest in buying Ganguly at hisbase price of USD 400,000 during the auction on January 8 and9. Wasim Jaffer and V R V Singh also went unsold.

The IPL, in a letter to all the teams, had said arequest has been received from franchises that subject to themhaving sufficient balance on the salary cap to pay at leastthe reserve price of the relevant player, they should have theopportunity to sign unsold Indian players from the auction.

IPL''s Chief Operating Officer Sundar Raman further said"the auction regulations were clear that players not taken inthe auction could only play in IPL 2011 as replacementplayers."

"Before the Governing Council deliberates on this issue,I wanted to get your view on this issue and if your franchiseis agreeable to : permit franchise to buy any unsold Indianplayers from the auction; The player can be bought only athis reserve price".

Raman has said franchisees should send their views bytoday failing which it would be considered that they were notopposed to the request.

It is not known whether the letter from Mumbai Indiansthat criticised the way the IPL Players'' Auction was held inthe first week of last month would be taken up tomorrow.

In a letter written to the IPL, Indiawin Sports, whichowns MI franchise, had alleged that players were auctionedthrough a pre-decided order of auction list, in contrast tothe earlier plan that they would be arranged into sets and theorder by which they would be put under the hammer would bedrawn randomly.

MI''s letter also said that this change was intimated tothe franchises just a day before the auction.

Story first published: Friday, February 4, 2011, 0:01 [IST]
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