IPL auction 2011 January 9, 2011

Mallya raises alarm over vulnerable 'uncapped players'

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The end of the IPL's 2011 auction has shifted the franchises' focus to filling up their roster of uncapped Indian players, who will form the base of any team. The process begins on Monday but a controversy has arisen over the rules under which those players are to be signed - and a general confusion over those rules hasn't helped matters.

The issue was raised a few minutes after Sunday's auction by Vijay Mallya, owner of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, who said he wondered whether the BCCI could protect the uncapped - read: young - players from being the subject of a bidding war and other forms of poaching.

"Now we look to sign uncapped players and try to complete our team," Mallya said. "But I urge all the franchises and the IPL governing council to exercise the utmost vigilance while signing uncapped players."

The IPL has, as Mallya noted, laid down "strict guidelines" for the signing of these players, whose value has increased because of the general dearth of domestic talent and the need to fill squad berths. First, it has laid strictures on how these players can be signed, through a three-way agreement involving player, franchise and the IPL, and with the explicit permission of the board. It is the player's decision, though, whether he wants to sign the contract and he is free to choose his team.

It has also clearly categorised these uncapped players into three types and set wage limits for each. Those players who made their debut in the last two years will be paid Rs 10 lakhs ($22,000); those in the field for two to five years would get Rs 20 lakhs and those with more than five years' experience Rs 30 lakhs.

Those two conditions together have raised fears among the franchises - which Mallya vocalised on Sunday - that, far from protecting them from inducements, the system leaves them open to bidding wars that could violate the salary cap. More so because some of these players (see sidebar) could, in open auction, command several times the maximum they can under the BCCI's rules. The only differentiator in a level playing field, it is feared, will be under-the-table deals.

Mallya gave the example of Ravindra Jadeja, who was banned from IPL's season 3 for attempting to negotiate a contract with a franchise on his own, and without the IPL's knowledge. He'd been picked by Rajasthan Royals before the IPL's first season when still an Under-19 player, and hence for a minimal sum, but sought better terms after success with the team.

The current situation could have been avoided, the franchises feel, had the rule not been changed last month. The original plan was for domestic players who had played 75% of their teams' matches in IPL 3 to be part of the open auction and a transparent bidding process. That rule was changed to the current one following a suggestion from Mumbai Indians.

The one ray of hope is the IPL's "catchment area" rule, which states that franchises have to sign four players from the neighbouring, or "catchment", areas. That would lessen the bidding war for coveted players but, as one franchise official said, there was "no clarity at all" on the definition and applicability of this rule.

On its part the IPL has said it will do everything possible to stop unfair dealings. "That [poaching] is a very difficult situation for us but we will be monitoring," Chirayu Amin, chairman of the league's governing council. "If we come to know anything was done underhand we will take stern action against them (player and franchise). I agree that it is a difficult situation but we will be very vigilant."

Nagraj Gollapudi is an assistant editor at Cricinfo

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  • on January 12, 2011, 23:14 GMT

    I think IPL should diminish the policy for not signing Pakistani players. They are among the best in the world.

  • on January 12, 2011, 20:02 GMT

    If uncapped players were allowed to be auctioned, more capped players could have remained unsold. Any guesses?

  • on January 12, 2011, 10:52 GMT

    Mallya is worried. He knows only 4 overseas players can play in a match and not all. The best composition as of now is 1 Dilshan, 2 Virat, 3 de Villiers, 4 Pujara/Kaif, 5 Tiwari, 6 Johan/Langeveldt/Pommersbach/Vettori/Vandiar,Rilee 7 Zaheer, 8 Mithun, 9 Nannes/Pradeep They still need at least 2 quality batsman.

  • on January 11, 2011, 14:01 GMT

    I think Ganpathi Vignesh and lots of ICL players will get benifit with Current Domestic Players.. Ultimately it will be benifit indian cricket only...:)

  • on January 11, 2011, 13:12 GMT

    AT Rayudu will be the first target of any team I suppose, He is not just a striking-batsmen, but he is a telented and matured player,who also can work behind stumps... Players like Raina, Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik , RP Singh,Shikar Dhawan played under Rayudu's captaincy in U-19 WC,'04...and played for India ,. Still Rayudu is struggling to play for the nation... the day is no longer,,, All the best At Rayudu...

  • on January 11, 2011, 11:37 GMT

    where the hell is Shadab Jakati missing... ?? He has been the hidden star of the best team (CSK) in the lat two seasons of the IPL

    M Balls Runs W BB Avg Eco.R SR 4W/I 31 640 767 35 4/22 21.91 7.19 18.2 2

  • on January 11, 2011, 8:48 GMT

    Oh, I forgot about Ambatti Rayadu. He can also join Deccan Chargers.

  • TheHonestCritic on January 11, 2011, 8:37 GMT

    I must say the whole auction system was absurd. How can foreign uncapped players sell for 900,000$ but an India uncapped player has to content with 20-30 lakhs max. Even Gambhir, rohit, pathan getting 2 million odd is not justified. Instead BCCI should have also placed a upper cap on bidding for a player based on his performance , experience & unique skills /ranking system for T20. If someone wanted to go beyond the upper cap for that player the surplus amount shld not go to that player but should be equally distributed among other franchisee and shld be named something say as wish list surcharge. In this way both players and franchisee would have got benefited.For example Gambhir's upper cap should have been fixed to say 1 million , now if any team was bidding 2 million for him then addditional 1 million generated in this process should have been taken from that team & distributed equally to all other 9 teams. Interesting isn't it!

  • on January 11, 2011, 7:30 GMT

    @ Alexk400: I agree with you. Where is Ganpathi Vignesh. The next cricketing star... He is a good allrounder and also opens the batting... Stuart Binny & Abhishek Nayar.. are also a good all-rounders.. All these are medium pace all rounder who can hit a long way in the slog overs exactly what India is searching for at the moment.. Stuart Binny did very well in ICL.. both with bat and bowl... India is looking for a seam bowler all rounder and not a spinner all rounder like R Jajeja.... All these all rounders should be nurtured by India and they can be great future stars.. With so much of competition and big hitting prowess the need of the hour, India needs to produce somebody like Jaques Kallis, Shane Watson, Jacob Oram who can bowl at 135 Kphs and bat brilliantly. Irfan Pathan was the rising star but his bowling affected his skills very much.. Indians fail to bowl yorkers consistently at death overs, somebody like Vaas or Nathan Bracken who were expert in modern cricket yorkers

  • drbedi on January 11, 2011, 6:46 GMT

    i think Sangram Singh from the himachal cricket team will be a real dark horse... i watched him pla by chance at dharamsala n he destroyed a pretty good delhi attack, he seemed really passionate about the game too n just going thru his profile on cricinfo he's been around for a long time n performed at every level every year... its just his hard lunk n a testament for his loyalty that he's playing for himachal n not a larger team like delhi/up/mumbai etc where he wud've been noticed straight away... kings xi wud do well to recognise that!

  • on January 12, 2011, 23:14 GMT

    I think IPL should diminish the policy for not signing Pakistani players. They are among the best in the world.

  • on January 12, 2011, 20:02 GMT

    If uncapped players were allowed to be auctioned, more capped players could have remained unsold. Any guesses?

  • on January 12, 2011, 10:52 GMT

    Mallya is worried. He knows only 4 overseas players can play in a match and not all. The best composition as of now is 1 Dilshan, 2 Virat, 3 de Villiers, 4 Pujara/Kaif, 5 Tiwari, 6 Johan/Langeveldt/Pommersbach/Vettori/Vandiar,Rilee 7 Zaheer, 8 Mithun, 9 Nannes/Pradeep They still need at least 2 quality batsman.

  • on January 11, 2011, 14:01 GMT

    I think Ganpathi Vignesh and lots of ICL players will get benifit with Current Domestic Players.. Ultimately it will be benifit indian cricket only...:)

  • on January 11, 2011, 13:12 GMT

    AT Rayudu will be the first target of any team I suppose, He is not just a striking-batsmen, but he is a telented and matured player,who also can work behind stumps... Players like Raina, Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik , RP Singh,Shikar Dhawan played under Rayudu's captaincy in U-19 WC,'04...and played for India ,. Still Rayudu is struggling to play for the nation... the day is no longer,,, All the best At Rayudu...

  • on January 11, 2011, 11:37 GMT

    where the hell is Shadab Jakati missing... ?? He has been the hidden star of the best team (CSK) in the lat two seasons of the IPL

    M Balls Runs W BB Avg Eco.R SR 4W/I 31 640 767 35 4/22 21.91 7.19 18.2 2

  • on January 11, 2011, 8:48 GMT

    Oh, I forgot about Ambatti Rayadu. He can also join Deccan Chargers.

  • TheHonestCritic on January 11, 2011, 8:37 GMT

    I must say the whole auction system was absurd. How can foreign uncapped players sell for 900,000$ but an India uncapped player has to content with 20-30 lakhs max. Even Gambhir, rohit, pathan getting 2 million odd is not justified. Instead BCCI should have also placed a upper cap on bidding for a player based on his performance , experience & unique skills /ranking system for T20. If someone wanted to go beyond the upper cap for that player the surplus amount shld not go to that player but should be equally distributed among other franchisee and shld be named something say as wish list surcharge. In this way both players and franchisee would have got benefited.For example Gambhir's upper cap should have been fixed to say 1 million , now if any team was bidding 2 million for him then addditional 1 million generated in this process should have been taken from that team & distributed equally to all other 9 teams. Interesting isn't it!

  • on January 11, 2011, 7:30 GMT

    @ Alexk400: I agree with you. Where is Ganpathi Vignesh. The next cricketing star... He is a good allrounder and also opens the batting... Stuart Binny & Abhishek Nayar.. are also a good all-rounders.. All these are medium pace all rounder who can hit a long way in the slog overs exactly what India is searching for at the moment.. Stuart Binny did very well in ICL.. both with bat and bowl... India is looking for a seam bowler all rounder and not a spinner all rounder like R Jajeja.... All these all rounders should be nurtured by India and they can be great future stars.. With so much of competition and big hitting prowess the need of the hour, India needs to produce somebody like Jaques Kallis, Shane Watson, Jacob Oram who can bowl at 135 Kphs and bat brilliantly. Irfan Pathan was the rising star but his bowling affected his skills very much.. Indians fail to bowl yorkers consistently at death overs, somebody like Vaas or Nathan Bracken who were expert in modern cricket yorkers

  • drbedi on January 11, 2011, 6:46 GMT

    i think Sangram Singh from the himachal cricket team will be a real dark horse... i watched him pla by chance at dharamsala n he destroyed a pretty good delhi attack, he seemed really passionate about the game too n just going thru his profile on cricinfo he's been around for a long time n performed at every level every year... its just his hard lunk n a testament for his loyalty that he's playing for himachal n not a larger team like delhi/up/mumbai etc where he wud've been noticed straight away... kings xi wud do well to recognise that!

  • on January 11, 2011, 5:29 GMT

    Picking up some new, young faces will surely help the future of Indian cricket. A few crackers from the newcomers can change the Indian team composition and make things very complicated for the selectors.

  • Nikhil_Adhalikar on January 11, 2011, 5:27 GMT

    Mumbai should take Rayadu & Pandey... if possible..

  • Nikhsvap on January 10, 2011, 23:27 GMT

    Where is so much money involved? Uncapped players will feel left out. It is all about focus and doing well so that next time you can be free agent and get the best out of the system. I guess system is fair. I am not sure how individuals will take it. I am sore foreign players understand this. Not so mature minds will try new way of becoming rich. I hope players do not get caught up with ego and ambition!

  • Abhimanyu on January 10, 2011, 23:02 GMT

    @SomewhatTur, yea Abhinav Mukund should be a very good buy for any team, he is an outstanding opening batsmen indeed....

  • TrueFactors on January 10, 2011, 21:42 GMT

    No one mentions big chennai player and opener - A. Mukund... I wish Poona get this guy...

  • Champ2000 on January 10, 2011, 21:15 GMT

    Pathetic rule.. EThy should all have been auctioned instead they kept auctioning foreigner first class player no one was interested in.

  • Abhimanyu on January 10, 2011, 21:04 GMT

    I am waiting for one of these so called "uncapped" players to sue BCCI. How can BCCI set wage limits of $22,00 only on Indian uncapped players?? This same rule should apply to all uncapped player from all countries!! This is not fair for all these Indian guys when an uncapped Australian player named Dan Christian was bought by Deccan Charger for $900,000 and his Indian counter-part with same experience level can only earn $22,00 max. This matter should go to Supreme Court Of India, it violates the basic rights of these Indian uncapped players.

  • on January 10, 2011, 20:11 GMT

    Where is AT Rayudu??? He was one of the better performers for Mumbai Indians, picked by none other than Sachin himself and way better than the players mentioned above in the article. He is a talent to watch out for. Politics have kept him out of Hyderabad team for good and looks like the injustice is still continuing!

  • on January 10, 2011, 19:55 GMT

    Where is Jakati(CSK) in List

  • on January 10, 2011, 19:37 GMT

    Now i understand why the Indian selectors were giving the national berth to so many players last year. Tiwary, Saha, Dhawan, Nayar, Unadkat, Umesh Yadav, Pankaj Singh, Mithun, Pujara- though a few deserved it, many were surprises.

    I would expect Chennai to fetch Jakati and Aniruddha Srikanth since they were an integral part of last year's title winning squad. Jakati can be an ideal foil to Ashwin and Aniruddha can be both used as an opener along with Vijay or be used as the slogger at the end. He showed good temperament in CLT20.

  • FinchAtticus on January 10, 2011, 18:56 GMT

    Wow. So much support for Ambati Rayudu. Unfortunately, that guy is in trouble with HCA authorities. absolute bum like Arjun Yadav gets to captain Hyd Ranji team just because he is Shivalal Yadav HCA presidents son. This season Hyd Ranji team got bundled for 21 and eventually got relegated to plate level. good showing HCA.

  • Farce-Follower on January 10, 2011, 16:45 GMT

    My picks : Manish Pandey (RCB), A.Rayudu (DC), A. Rahane (MI) and Stuart Binny (RCB). These guys definitely deserve more than many of the $200,000+ guys. And Mr. Mallya is dead right. With the IPL having referees as players (Mr. Srinivasan), anything can happen.

  • themumbaiindiansfan on January 10, 2011, 16:38 GMT

    I support MI but such tactics from Ambanis make the game unethical....just to keep rayudu, abdullah and kulkarni with MI, ambani has played this spoil play it seems...(rayudu now plays for Baroda....n not AP...so MI can bid for him)

  • on January 10, 2011, 15:52 GMT

    I wish Ambati Rayudu chooses for Deccan Chargers since its his home side.He's one of the most talented domestic players out there. Ignoring him will be an act of Ignorance from the sides.It will do a world of good to DC if they seriously try to get him into the side.

  • Knightriders_suck on January 10, 2011, 14:58 GMT

    When the judge, jury, Police, lawyer and defendant is the same person, what would you expect? N.Srinivasan should be forced to give up the BCCI posts. How can a regulator be a participant?

  • Nikhsvap on January 10, 2011, 14:20 GMT

    Interesting! how can you stop player who is fast bowler competing for same pot? If it is fair for experienced player to gain unfair advantage via bidding option. Uncapped player should also bid their price up. or Owner will have to pay paper money and under table to give them fair advantage. I am fascinated to see how this bidding war shape up. We all know when something will start smelling bad and media will pounce on it.

    Uncapped players ! GO for it! these owner have a lot at stake to loose out.

  • icyram on January 10, 2011, 13:38 GMT

    the kING OF GOOD TIMES is on the money as always. Take the case of Rayudu. This guy would have fetched himself around a million , given the dearth of quality indian T20 batters.ALso put up my hand for Siddarth Truvedi, he would have fetched a handsome sum for himself. Now these folks have a fixed price of just 30 lacks..Crazy!!! Hope DC gets Rayudu. And hope IPL gets some sense and introduces some rules to protect these players against JADEJA-MI like circumstances.

  • on January 10, 2011, 12:28 GMT

    Those uncapped players who have already participated in IPL should have been auctioned. Are they worse than uncapped players of other countries?

  • keshav021 on January 10, 2011, 11:37 GMT

    What??? Ambati Rayudu missing from the list of "most sought after uncapped players"??? He is far better than all those listed... I wish Mumbai takes him again for this IPL season.. he will well groomed under "The MASTER BLASTER"... I would like to see one more man in action from the above list "Iqbal Abdulla".. I have seen some nice allround performances from him off late..

  • StarTeam11 on January 10, 2011, 10:21 GMT

    hear illegal money will comee hah ahah .

  • ABP235 on January 10, 2011, 10:07 GMT

    Transparency? and IPL? with BCCI? Is that ever possible. Just imagine Mr Srinivasan's CSK does something under the table (say, to poach someone from a neighbouring state where the catchment area definition will run into 4-way tangle between RCB, Kochi, CSK and Deccan), will it ever be punished. This is what the conflict of interest with which Srinivasan is playing with. Just ridiculous. And how can BCCI ever stop it, since the gentleman is its Secretary!!! What is government or judiciary doing in this matter? How can this be permitted? Mr Mallya knows exactly what he is speaking. Speaking out of fear of this very fact. Srinivasan must be as corrupt as Modi was touted to be.

  • on January 10, 2011, 9:16 GMT

    I think that the uncapped players should be picked like this first: 1. Ganesh Sathish, Manish Pandey & Stuart Binny (RCB) 2. Manvinder Bisla, Sunny Sohail & VRV Singh (Punjab) 3. T. Suman, Dwarka Ravi Teja, Syed Shahbuddin & Arjun Yadav (Deccan) 4. Laxmirattan Shukla, Sreevats Goswami, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala & Ranadev Bose (KKR) 5. Vineet Saxena, Gajendra Singh & Siddarth Trivedi (Rajasthan) 6. Raiphi Gomez, Padmanabhan Prashanth & Rohan Prem(Kerala) 7. Shrikant Wagh, Kedar Jadhav & Ganesh Gaikwad (Pune) 8. Ajinkya Rahane, Dhawal Kulkarni & Avishkar Salvi (Mumbai) 9. Rajat Bhatia, Mithun Manhas & Pradeep Sangwan (Delhi) 10. Aniruddh Srikant (Chennai).

    Then thereafter, more uncapped players from non IPL playing states can be picked.

  • Saroj_25 on January 10, 2011, 9:01 GMT

    What about Ambati Rayudu ?? This guy had always been a victim of BCCI Politics from the beginning of his career. From one of the future of Indian cricket ( Under-19 Captain) to a lesser know player, Only for BCCI (was a ICL player, so BCCI ruined his career). He deserved a bidding in IPL auctions , He is far better than guys like Sourabh Tiwari etc..in technique and talent, but poor guy !! Again a victim of BCCI's rules.

  • sweetspot on January 10, 2011, 8:46 GMT

    This seems like a typical Indian management mess. The whole purpose of the IPL was to nurture homegrown talent. But now, all the big money has been spent on the foreign players and the homegrown talent is going to be traded like manure. Great job, IPL. On the other hand, from a purely commercial perspective in what should be a ruthlessly professional world ... what is all this control for? Set the rules and let the money do the talking!

  • on January 10, 2011, 8:42 GMT

    You Missed "Ambati Rayudu", He is one of the best batsmen in uncapped indian players

  • FinchAtticus on January 10, 2011, 8:34 GMT

    Ginarmous scope for corruption and no action/policy from so called IPL commissioner. Talk about lack of thought/imagination. Chirayu amin. wake up.

  • BULTY on January 10, 2011, 8:30 GMT

    The auctions for IPL-4 have shown the franchisees have become more mature with cricketing brains to guide them in the process. The franchisees have shown a penchant to go in for young blood and thus discarded old war horses like Brian Lara, Saourav Ganguly, Chris Gayle, Sanat Jayasuriya to name a few. But when it came to including uncapped players, the rule was bent for the foreign players. Many who have not any international T20 or taken part in IPL T20 matches were included in the open auction (a few of them were also picked up by some franchisees); so what prevented the IPL GC from including the Indian players who have not played international T20s but have been part of the previous IPL editions and still more those from the under 19 group (read "uncapped" players). Many of them did a good job for their respective teams in the earlier editions of IPL What is the future of such players. They should have been given the importance, when it is an INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE.

  • on January 10, 2011, 8:08 GMT

    Hope chennai retain Anirudd and Jakathi and buy couple of good indian domestic bowlers.Then our squad will be really strong.

  • CricketkaFunda on January 10, 2011, 7:54 GMT

    Who cares? It's rubbish cricket. Only beneficiaries are fringe players with no actual cricketing skill (but skill of sloggers). They would'nt have been able to feed them properly if IPL would'nt have been there. Now, these players are earning in millions. There is a saying " Jab khuda Meherbaan, to gadha pehlwaan" meaning by God's grace even idiots can be in riches.

  • santoshyd on January 10, 2011, 6:34 GMT

    what about ambati rayudu? he is also one of the most sought-after uncapped Indian players

  • jimbond on January 10, 2011, 6:25 GMT

    Alarm? Its called the market mechanism stupid! The BCCI restriction is nothing short of trying to reinforce selection blunders in the past. Is it poor Rahane or Manish Pandey's fault that instead of them, M Vijay and Saurabh Tiwary were given chances at the highest level? Now, if the media and the so called supporters could take such pride and express happiness over the high rates paid in auctions over(international) playing human beings- why should they become petty minded in a few benefits being passed out (albeit under the table) to the slightly less privileged in the playing hierarcy? Does it also not talk about the flawed auctioning system. For instance why were a number of second rung players especially- from countries like Bangladesh, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, West Indies- in the auction, when no team was remotely interested in them. Whereas the likes of Rahane, Suman, Dhawal Kulkarni, Trivedi etc whom most teams would have bought- were not auctioned?

  • Alexk400 on January 10, 2011, 6:20 GMT

    where is ganapathi vignesh ..ICL super star.

  • on January 10, 2011, 5:49 GMT

    Many Franchisees miscalculated their Budget and bid very high initially and missed good player later due to shortage of capped fund. However MI, CSK and Kochi.. KKR has again faulted in the team combination and weak bowling attack. Feel Sad as a fan of SRK ;-(

  • vish57 on January 10, 2011, 5:44 GMT

    To eliminate pouching of uncapped players, IPL should seek closed cover bidding by a cut off date, open the requirements on a particular date and time; where ever a player is sought by more than 1 team, player's opinion should be taken for deciding the team. I hope wisdom will prevail on IPL for the same.

  • vish57 on January 10, 2011, 5:39 GMT

    Auction rule is not at all fair for uncapped players; while the lesser known or even few unknown players from other countries have been taken in auction, players such as Manish Pandey, Ambati Rayudu, R Satish, Abinav Mukund, Siddarth Trivedi and Dhawal kulkarni are indeed useful to any team. Player retention and uncapped player rules are tilted towards influential IPL teams such as MI,RCB and CSK despite auction looked transparent to a common man.

  • LoftedShot on January 10, 2011, 5:33 GMT

    Why Dinesh Mongia is not being rehabilitated? Is his sin bigger than Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Asif, Ian Botham, Shane Warne, Ajay Jadeja etc. who were given another chance /s inspite of doing various unethical things like using banned substances, fixing etc.? Poor guy would surely be a better bet then many today in IPL with his economical bowling and useful batting. Seems to be condemned for life sadly.

  • tikna on January 10, 2011, 4:56 GMT

    Well the difference of pay between capped and uncapped players is so big that it baffles me. The catchment is a defined term but there will be plenty of loopholes in that.

    As a Mumbai fan, I am happy that our domestic cricket throws up seriously good talent ever so often but then the catchment area would have reduced largely because of Pune coming into IPL.

  • Ozcricketwriter on January 10, 2011, 4:35 GMT

    I think that quality uncapped players should be part of the main auction, just like how quality uncapped foreign players (e.g. Dan Christian and Davy Jacobs) are.

  • rohithreddy on January 10, 2011, 4:10 GMT

    your most sought-after uncapped players doesn't list Ambati Rayudu. Seeing his performances in both IPL3 and CLT20 he should be most sought by teams compared to others like Pinal Shah, Harmeer Singh etc..

  • Laksh5153 on January 10, 2011, 3:35 GMT

    Why is AMbati Rayudu Missing from list of Uncapped players? i would consider him as most highly rated uncapped player for India.

  • on January 10, 2011, 3:29 GMT

    Where is Ambati Rayudu in your list of most sought after uncapped players?

  • lokesh4484 on January 10, 2011, 3:25 GMT

    I am not sure why Rayudu is not included in that most sought after domestic players. I am not quite sure if he was there in the Auction as well. Anyone has any idea?

  • on January 10, 2011, 3:16 GMT

    I can understand Mr. Mallya's concern because only $ 0.36 million left.

  • kvrnpavan on January 10, 2011, 2:25 GMT

    and Ambati rayudu is more precious toooo wish he comes to his home team Hyderabad Deccan Chargers

  • on January 10, 2011, 2:24 GMT

    What about Ambati Rayudu? He is the most capable uncapped player. Will he stay with Mumbai or look for Deccan?

  • Vitara on January 10, 2011, 1:12 GMT

    Hello Mr.Nagaraj: - You missed out on Ambati Rayudu. He is the most sought after in the lines of Manish Pandey. Rayudu was instrumental in MI wins along with Sourabh Tiwary.

  • on January 10, 2011, 1:01 GMT

    I believe even Ambati Rayudu who gave excellent performance for MI last year should be a most sought-after uncapped player.

  • on January 10, 2011, 0:03 GMT

    fair point...but i am more concerned that his(mallya) team has non of the iconic players from karnatka...meaning i dont think many people will support rcb for the next few years...this includes myself who will be supporting pune!

  • on January 9, 2011, 23:42 GMT

    There is no damn reason that the uncapped players should have been kept out of the auction. It only makes sense if there was an under the table going on. (I am guessing with Rayudu here).

  • Chinna007 on January 9, 2011, 22:10 GMT

    It was a good coverage, but unfortunately you missed Rayudu's name from the The most sought-after uncapped Indian players list. Frankly, he was more successful in IPL3 than most of the guys listed in IPL4 auction. Some filthy indian cricket politics (both HCA and BCCI, unfortunately the same guy from HCA is a BCCI vice president) ruining his career.

  • AndyZaltzmannsHair on January 9, 2011, 21:03 GMT

    The exploitation of the young, upcoming Indian generation is bad sign of things to come from the IPL. A league that was meant to nurture the young talent, seeks now to only profit from it at every opportunity. Indian cricket is in grave threat if the IPL is allowed to fester as a leech on the talent of its young. Excess schedules, burnout, excess burden, monetary excesses and diminishing of natural talent will only seek to dampen the future generations. To quote a famous song, 'If you tolerate this, then your children will be next'.

  • kidnextdoor on January 9, 2011, 20:55 GMT

    I think that there is something going on with the Mumbai Indians.... last year they got all the Andhra players.... and it was only their suggestion that the BCCI listened to....

  • cricraz on January 9, 2011, 20:49 GMT

    he is afraid of losing Manish Pandey!

  • alexbraae on January 9, 2011, 20:45 GMT

    is this about players being protected, or franchises being greedy? How is a player helped by being 'protected' from a bidding war? Surely a player going to play in the IPL would want as much of a bidding war as possible, it would be the franchises that would want caps on how much they have to pay for their squad-fillers?

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  • alexbraae on January 9, 2011, 20:45 GMT

    is this about players being protected, or franchises being greedy? How is a player helped by being 'protected' from a bidding war? Surely a player going to play in the IPL would want as much of a bidding war as possible, it would be the franchises that would want caps on how much they have to pay for their squad-fillers?

  • cricraz on January 9, 2011, 20:49 GMT

    he is afraid of losing Manish Pandey!

  • kidnextdoor on January 9, 2011, 20:55 GMT

    I think that there is something going on with the Mumbai Indians.... last year they got all the Andhra players.... and it was only their suggestion that the BCCI listened to....

  • AndyZaltzmannsHair on January 9, 2011, 21:03 GMT

    The exploitation of the young, upcoming Indian generation is bad sign of things to come from the IPL. A league that was meant to nurture the young talent, seeks now to only profit from it at every opportunity. Indian cricket is in grave threat if the IPL is allowed to fester as a leech on the talent of its young. Excess schedules, burnout, excess burden, monetary excesses and diminishing of natural talent will only seek to dampen the future generations. To quote a famous song, 'If you tolerate this, then your children will be next'.

  • Chinna007 on January 9, 2011, 22:10 GMT

    It was a good coverage, but unfortunately you missed Rayudu's name from the The most sought-after uncapped Indian players list. Frankly, he was more successful in IPL3 than most of the guys listed in IPL4 auction. Some filthy indian cricket politics (both HCA and BCCI, unfortunately the same guy from HCA is a BCCI vice president) ruining his career.

  • on January 9, 2011, 23:42 GMT

    There is no damn reason that the uncapped players should have been kept out of the auction. It only makes sense if there was an under the table going on. (I am guessing with Rayudu here).

  • on January 10, 2011, 0:03 GMT

    fair point...but i am more concerned that his(mallya) team has non of the iconic players from karnatka...meaning i dont think many people will support rcb for the next few years...this includes myself who will be supporting pune!

  • on January 10, 2011, 1:01 GMT

    I believe even Ambati Rayudu who gave excellent performance for MI last year should be a most sought-after uncapped player.

  • Vitara on January 10, 2011, 1:12 GMT

    Hello Mr.Nagaraj: - You missed out on Ambati Rayudu. He is the most sought after in the lines of Manish Pandey. Rayudu was instrumental in MI wins along with Sourabh Tiwary.

  • on January 10, 2011, 2:24 GMT

    What about Ambati Rayudu? He is the most capable uncapped player. Will he stay with Mumbai or look for Deccan?