'Uncapped players' in the IPL a sensitive issue
The BCCI removed the salary cap on uncapped players in the IPL as a reaction to the sting operation on some players. However, Shishir Hattangadi in the Daily Mail argues that although the auction brings transparency, the issue needs to be debated further.
Stringent rules are non-negotiable, but to introduce them after one has allowed flexibility in the past would create more loopholes and the IPL needs to watch out. Announcements to rectify defects in the system are good, but an auction for uncapped players will be bottom-heavy.
The IPL needs to think through this clearly, holding every franchisee's hand, or this could once again be reason for disharmony amongst the shareholders of a very exciting league.
Devashish Fuloria is a sub-editor with ESPNcricinfo