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Disbanding teams after 2013 will devalue IPL - Fleming

Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming talks to the media after his team's home victory over Delhi Daredevils

May 14, 2013

Posted by green_jelly on (May 16, 2013, 1:41 GMT)

Disbanding teams will devalue the tournament not only for the fans, but also for the franchises. Some franchises have been good at scouting and managing players - look at the CSK picks like Mohit Sharma or Chris Morris. Now if the teams get disbanded, then CSK loses their investment in identifying and nurturing these players.

Posted by   on (May 16, 2013, 0:03 GMT)

Most teams have had not one but two choices for picking squads( 2 auctions so far). Just because teams aren't smart enough with their picks doesn't mean a team like CSK or MI should suffer through their work over the last 6 years. If you don't want your players, that's your business. but don't ask for our players!!!

Posted by Harmony111 on (May 15, 2013, 15:34 GMT)

Slightly off-topic but IF there are plans to add one more team to IPL then I think it is a bad idea. Already the league is 'slightly' on the longer side. I think it lasts longer than the World Cup, isn't it? Either the IPL management will have to change the format from double round robin to something slimmer or they should be ready to see a thinning in the viewer interest. Even now it is hard to remember who played whom where one week back. Compare this to WCs where I remember clearly that India played SL in Kotla in 1996, Sachin scored 137 and took 22 runs in one over of Pushpakumar and India scored 99 runs in the last 10. Even the memorable matches of IPL do not have lasting memories.

Adding one more team will mean 18 more matches as per the existing format. 18 is a dozen and half too many in my opinion.

Posted by Sollace on (May 15, 2013, 12:05 GMT)

If the IPL working committee decides to disband the teams after IPL6, then it will be the smaller teams what will bear the brunt of such a policy. Imagine RR giving away Rahane, Sanju Samson and Roger Binny or Kings XI parting with Manan Vohra or Mandeep Singh. If these players come into auction, they will surely be lapped up by bigger teams. Remember Yusuf Pathan, it was a loss for both Pathan n RR....

IPL shld now seriously think of transfer between teams more than auction. With more transfer, the smaller teams can sell der young n talented players to other teams for large sums wic they can use to buy prominent talents in auction.

Posted by VJacc on (May 15, 2013, 9:45 GMT)

Teams should be disbanded as there is talk for 10th Team. so for 10th Team cost would very high to take junk players and they would be paying much higher than what CSK ,RCB,MI has paid for acquiring team.Players like Mike Hussey CSK got very cheap but take same for Maxwell who has not performed but they paid high price.

Posted by   on (May 15, 2013, 9:37 GMT)

This year number of players retained should be more to keep the fan base intact and to keep the Ipl Popularity. It should be made compulsory to have 3 Indians and 3 foreigners retained in every team at half price of the team cap. eg. CSK: Dhoni, Raina, Ashwin, Faf, Bravo, Morkel. MI: Sachin, Rohit, Pollard, Malinga, Bhajji, Johnson. HYD: Steyn, Dhawan, Mishra, Ishant, Perera, Duminy. Kol: Gambhir, Narine, Morgan, Manoj, McCullum, Balaji Del: Sehwag, Pietersen, Warner, Irfan, Umesh, Morkel. KXIP: Miller, Marsh, Praveen, Awana, Mahmood, Chawla. RR: Dravid, Rahane, Watson, Faulkner, Cooper, Sreesanth PWI: Yuvi, Uttappa, Bhuvi, Smith, Finch, Samuels. RCB: Gayle, ABD, Kohli, Vinay, Pujara, Rampaul. Still we have some good players in Auction like: Hussey, Jadeja, Vijay, Badrinath, Morris, Kartik, Ojha, RP, Zaheer, Mithun, Pujara, Dinda, Munaf, Yusuf, Nehra, Agarkar, Sammy, Rohrer, Edwards, Best, maxwell, and so on.

Posted by   on (May 15, 2013, 9:20 GMT)

The IPL is now a mature and successful model. All aspects from brand identity, team sponsors, fan base and team personnel are at stake if the IPL make a foolish move. All franchises with the exception of PWI (2 years old) have painstakingly build up their team and invested in them over the 6 years. Some like MI, CSK are more consistent. Others like RR, DC, DD, KKR have also had their share of glory. Now if the IPL gets disbanded in the way it was 3 years ago, the end result will be disastrous for the stakeholders. Owners and sponsors will reassess their roles and players and fans will be disorientated. Considering the IPL will be in its 7th edition, each franchise should be allowed to retain the core of its team. I would propose than being allowed to retain 4 Indian and 4 overseas players is fair. If not, the auction will go off the scales again with teams bidding millions even for Indian players of lesser ability. IPL doesnt need more money, it needs to continue building Brand India.

Posted by Romenevans on (May 15, 2013, 8:54 GMT)

Agree with him. There is no need for auction next year or in every 3 years. It devalues IPL's popularity and also affects fan-base which is the main reason behind success of IPL. Having auction in every three year is a ridiculous rule and not needed.

Posted by vswami on (May 15, 2013, 8:52 GMT)

Everyone had equal opportunity in auctions and CSK made several choices that were different from conventional wisdom. And they have been rewarded for their sensible choices. Its not CSK's problem that Delhi selects a team full of fast bowlers and dishes out sluggish, slow and low pitches to negate their own strengths. Thats utterly devoid of common sense and they are paying for it. Simply reshuffling players and punishing teams like CSK, MI, RR that have painstakingly built stable teams over six years will crush the fans of their respective teams and turn many people away. Fans identify with many players and their teams and I think teams should have the option of retaining atleast six to eight players to retain the core of their teams.

Posted by blade_pakkiri on (May 15, 2013, 8:30 GMT)

@ Rohit Ramesh, It's not easy for Fleming to say this. The amount of work Fleming and the management of CSK have put in evaluating and managing the players goes to nought with the disbanding of teams. Teams like Pune or Delhi are badly managed. Why should the good teams suffer due to the mismanagement of others. Pune should look to improve their team with good scouting and coaching of their own,not profiting from the efforts of others.

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