IPL news May 28, 2012

Uncapped Indian players to be auctioned next IPL

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India's domestic, uncapped cricketers will be part of an auction ahead of next year's IPL, the league's chairman Rajiv Shukla has said. Only those who had played for India in one format or the other were part of previous auctions among Indian players, but that rule, Shukla said, will be changed as a measure to prevent corruption in the game.

"It was the proposal of Shashank Manohar (former BCCI president) to auction all the domestic cricketers to avoid any form of corruption in the game," Shukla told Times of India. "All domestic players will be auctioned from the next edition." The auction purse for each franchise, Shukla added, will be raised accordingly though the details were still to be worked out.

In a recent sting operation by news channel India TV, at least three uncapped Indian cricketers were shown on camera, allegedly seeking more lucrative deals - including extra money that would have violated their IPL contracts - with other league franchises through an undercover reporter posing as a sports agent. Five players in all have been suspended by the BCCI pending investigations.

Uncapped Indian players are paid a maximum of Rs. 30 lakh (US$54,500 approx). In an interview with channel Headlines Today, when asked why uncapped players didn't feature in previous IPL auctions, Shukla said, "This was done to open up opportunities for little known domestic players as teams normally go for the known faces only."

With regards to the participation of Pakistan players in the next IPL, Shukla said, "We have not decided about Pakistan for IPL-6. The Governing Council of the IPL will take a call."

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  • POSTED BY TRAM on | May 30, 2012, 0:27 GMT

    I say it again: Please create a 10th team exclusively made of bench-warmers of the previous season. That is, snatch 2 players from each of the 9 teams who played less than 2 matches in last season and form a new team. It will have a fantastic 18 members squad. Leave the option to join the 10th team to the player himself. That way most good players who didn't get chance (Saha, Mukund, etc) will get their chances. This includes foreign players as well. At the end of the new season, all those players will go back to their respective teams. Well, if they did well in the Bench-warmers team, they would be given more chances by their home team. If not, try your luck with the next year's Bench-warmer team.

  • POSTED BY paltihit007 on | May 29, 2012, 6:47 GMT

    @caught_knott - the Moneyball tactic is something which has been in the IPL since season 1. Remember Rajasthan Royals, who were the least financially well-off team, playing unknown names like Trivedi and Asnodkar, and thereby, went on to win the IPL?

  • POSTED BY cricket4every on | May 29, 2012, 5:22 GMT

    @ Chetan Asher....i like his suggestion.

  • POSTED BY 30-30-150 on | May 29, 2012, 5:09 GMT

    Have to agree with Dravid_Gravitas. There are so many talented cricketers who didn't even get an IPL contract like Kedar Jadhav, Sarul Kanwar, Suresh Kumar. And many more who had to warm the bench whole season like Robin Bist, Kedar Devdhar, Mohnish Mishra, SK Yadav.... I think IPL better create a tenth team to accommodate these players who are deprived of a chance along with top international players who will have to sit out of different teams the whole season like Nannes, Morgan, ten Doeschate, Vettori etc. Now that Pak players will also be participating from next season, it becomes so much more necessary to have a tenth team...

  • POSTED BY caught_knott_bowled_old on | May 29, 2012, 4:33 GMT

    If IPL has to be a global brand that has a seriously high standard of cricket, they must increase overseas players to 5. The contest between DD-CSK is a prime example. Morkel vs Hussey is a mouth-watering prospect and would be of the highest quality for the TRUE cricket fan. Instead some rookie called Sunny Gupta comes in and gets his lunch handed to him. Thats no fun for anyone - definitely not the uncapped domestic player. Likewise, its criminal to have Dale Steyn bowling his heart out and having some ridiculous fielding effort. Uncapped players should play in a 'minor league' and come through the ranks to the major league. Second point, the salary cap should be removed totally. Even MI will realize that they have a limit on how much they can spend. Let economics take over and regulated the salaries. Sooner or later, they'll realize that spending more money doesn't guarantee wins (watch 'Moneyball').

  • POSTED BY on | May 29, 2012, 4:21 GMT

    @ Towfeeq Ahmed: Manvinder Bisla represented and captained India-U19 World Cup. Read the article properly

  • POSTED BY Romenevans on | May 29, 2012, 4:00 GMT

    @Dravid_Gravitas - Okay then only you will be watching it and all the franchises will go bankrupt. IPL will become Ranji Trophy with empty stadiums and nobody gives a damn to it.

  • POSTED BY AzyS on | May 29, 2012, 2:01 GMT

    ipl is a great product and it is destined to be even great and be unparalleled but for this to happen some changes need to take place before IPL 2013.. new franchise should be auctioned to take the total upto 16.. all the players should be auctioned for one final time.. each team should buy atleast one associate player.... playing 11 should be 4foreigners+5indians+2under-22 players.. all the 16 teams should play each other only once..

  • POSTED BY Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on | May 28, 2012, 20:30 GMT

    IPL should never increase the foreign players to 5 or 6. In fact, I say cut it down to 3. It is our domestic tournament designed to help our domestic players. Already many uncapped Indian players are not getting chances. Increasing or decreasing the number of foreign players may not effect the revenues drastically but will definitely effect our local players. We should take only those steps that help their careers and lives.

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2012, 20:08 GMT

    to all those who are thinking BCCI should focus on INDIAN Cricket than IPL, it is also one form to find talent... whoever thinks who palys good in IPL and hits at the rate of 200/100balls is not worth a test player, may be not all but remember some KP, Warner, Gayle, Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Husseys, gilchrist, sanga, jayawardene, Watson, GG, and many more from the uncapped ones... I have a strong feeling IPL would fill the void that Ganguly and dravid retirement has created in Test team and the more it would crate after GOD and Laxman retires

  • POSTED BY TRAM on | May 30, 2012, 0:27 GMT

    I say it again: Please create a 10th team exclusively made of bench-warmers of the previous season. That is, snatch 2 players from each of the 9 teams who played less than 2 matches in last season and form a new team. It will have a fantastic 18 members squad. Leave the option to join the 10th team to the player himself. That way most good players who didn't get chance (Saha, Mukund, etc) will get their chances. This includes foreign players as well. At the end of the new season, all those players will go back to their respective teams. Well, if they did well in the Bench-warmers team, they would be given more chances by their home team. If not, try your luck with the next year's Bench-warmer team.

  • POSTED BY paltihit007 on | May 29, 2012, 6:47 GMT

    @caught_knott - the Moneyball tactic is something which has been in the IPL since season 1. Remember Rajasthan Royals, who were the least financially well-off team, playing unknown names like Trivedi and Asnodkar, and thereby, went on to win the IPL?

  • POSTED BY cricket4every on | May 29, 2012, 5:22 GMT

    @ Chetan Asher....i like his suggestion.

  • POSTED BY 30-30-150 on | May 29, 2012, 5:09 GMT

    Have to agree with Dravid_Gravitas. There are so many talented cricketers who didn't even get an IPL contract like Kedar Jadhav, Sarul Kanwar, Suresh Kumar. And many more who had to warm the bench whole season like Robin Bist, Kedar Devdhar, Mohnish Mishra, SK Yadav.... I think IPL better create a tenth team to accommodate these players who are deprived of a chance along with top international players who will have to sit out of different teams the whole season like Nannes, Morgan, ten Doeschate, Vettori etc. Now that Pak players will also be participating from next season, it becomes so much more necessary to have a tenth team...

  • POSTED BY caught_knott_bowled_old on | May 29, 2012, 4:33 GMT

    If IPL has to be a global brand that has a seriously high standard of cricket, they must increase overseas players to 5. The contest between DD-CSK is a prime example. Morkel vs Hussey is a mouth-watering prospect and would be of the highest quality for the TRUE cricket fan. Instead some rookie called Sunny Gupta comes in and gets his lunch handed to him. Thats no fun for anyone - definitely not the uncapped domestic player. Likewise, its criminal to have Dale Steyn bowling his heart out and having some ridiculous fielding effort. Uncapped players should play in a 'minor league' and come through the ranks to the major league. Second point, the salary cap should be removed totally. Even MI will realize that they have a limit on how much they can spend. Let economics take over and regulated the salaries. Sooner or later, they'll realize that spending more money doesn't guarantee wins (watch 'Moneyball').

  • POSTED BY on | May 29, 2012, 4:21 GMT

    @ Towfeeq Ahmed: Manvinder Bisla represented and captained India-U19 World Cup. Read the article properly

  • POSTED BY Romenevans on | May 29, 2012, 4:00 GMT

    @Dravid_Gravitas - Okay then only you will be watching it and all the franchises will go bankrupt. IPL will become Ranji Trophy with empty stadiums and nobody gives a damn to it.

  • POSTED BY AzyS on | May 29, 2012, 2:01 GMT

    ipl is a great product and it is destined to be even great and be unparalleled but for this to happen some changes need to take place before IPL 2013.. new franchise should be auctioned to take the total upto 16.. all the players should be auctioned for one final time.. each team should buy atleast one associate player.... playing 11 should be 4foreigners+5indians+2under-22 players.. all the 16 teams should play each other only once..

  • POSTED BY Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on | May 28, 2012, 20:30 GMT

    IPL should never increase the foreign players to 5 or 6. In fact, I say cut it down to 3. It is our domestic tournament designed to help our domestic players. Already many uncapped Indian players are not getting chances. Increasing or decreasing the number of foreign players may not effect the revenues drastically but will definitely effect our local players. We should take only those steps that help their careers and lives.

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2012, 20:08 GMT

    to all those who are thinking BCCI should focus on INDIAN Cricket than IPL, it is also one form to find talent... whoever thinks who palys good in IPL and hits at the rate of 200/100balls is not worth a test player, may be not all but remember some KP, Warner, Gayle, Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Husseys, gilchrist, sanga, jayawardene, Watson, GG, and many more from the uncapped ones... I have a strong feeling IPL would fill the void that Ganguly and dravid retirement has created in Test team and the more it would crate after GOD and Laxman retires

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2012, 16:56 GMT

    only the owners associated with Bollywood are interested in Pak & Bangla players so that Pak & Bangls shows interest to their movies :)

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2012, 16:31 GMT

    Azhar Mehmood is a UK National @ Nagaraja Gundappa

  • POSTED BY rofl on | May 28, 2012, 16:10 GMT

    they should do away with all this auction nonsense and open a transfer window for the players themselves to negotiate the contract. after all they are not cattle!

  • POSTED BY Muhtasim13 on | May 28, 2012, 15:29 GMT

    @ Vicky.mb, really good point. I also think its about time that the IPL introduces a system like the NBA draft, or else the richer teams would get the best players (which has been the case so far in the IPL)

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2012, 15:27 GMT

    Its funny that this decision came up just hours after an Uncapped Indian Batsman smashed the team owned by BCCI chief (aka CSK owner) .

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2012, 15:20 GMT

    Some more change in the rules - a) Cap on total # of foreign players in the squad, b) Cap on squad size & c) By the end of the league phase, each Indian player must have played in at least 3 matches & all foreign players must have played at least 2. It will prevent rich teams from buying good players, just to eliminate them from competition.

  • POSTED BY johnathonjosephs on | May 28, 2012, 15:06 GMT

    This is a good idea, but will ultimately fail. The reason? Majority of players in the IPL are uncapped and this will pose a huge problem. IPL needs to increase foreign player count to 5 or even 6 and then this will work

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2012, 14:58 GMT

    bringing back pakistan players in ipl is a tool for ipl. when ipl will be loosing its popularity etc, then they will bring pakistani players in to lift the ipl popularity graph again with likes of afridi, razaq, ajmal, hafeez, gul, rana etc

  • POSTED BY bvnathan on | May 28, 2012, 14:21 GMT

    In USA sports like NBA, NFL .... the future prospects are allowed to participate in the draft ... in this draft the performances of the players play a crucial part in the selection ... the premier draft always goes to the team with poor record with the hope that the new addition will make a huge difference to the team composition. There is also a CAP on the salary to be offered to the premier draft, to ensure uniformity in the grading of players. Well the question that arises ... do we have such a system for the UNCAPPED players (INDIA and others) that can form a basis and also placing the best pick to the team finishing last in the table ... NOBODY wants a system where good and capable UNCAPPED players are hoarded by teams that have financial powers

  • POSTED BY Romenevans on | May 28, 2012, 12:32 GMT

    Great....so now teams like CSK, DD, KKR will buy all the local players because of their big wallet and those players won't get a single game to play. Just like Rahane was with Mumbai Indians and couldn't get a game there and then we came to know about his skills when RR bought him and gave him the opportunity. Same happening with Abhinav Mukund and many others. Make sure that big teams don't buy these plays so that they can play with other teams and showcase their talent.

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2012, 12:11 GMT

    Terrible move. From now on, people will play only in IPL and will not be available for national selection. In my opinion, they should have raised the minimum number of international matches for selection in IPL auction. Only those who have played many matches and performed consistently should be auctioned and paid well. Its the duty to play for your national team first and then for IPL.

  • POSTED BY 777aditya on | May 28, 2012, 11:59 GMT

    totally agree with Muneer Mohsin - bring the Pakistani players to IPL 6 - then it will really be a blast!

  • POSTED BY Noball_Specialist on | May 28, 2012, 11:38 GMT

    Next years IPL scores: 160 all out.

  • POSTED BY Vicky.mb on | May 28, 2012, 11:04 GMT

    This is interesting.. How will they auction so many players? How will they decide who belongs to which salary cap? Would it be better if the franchise can pick a player from the pool. ( Like a NBA draft system) The Weakest team to the strongest team. For EG: PWI picks Rayudu, DC picks Awana, Kings 11 picks Bisla, RR picks Suman, then RCB,MI,DD,CSK,KKR etc .

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2012, 10:35 GMT

    The decision to go for open auction for domestic players will help players who do not believe in pull & push.

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2012, 10:11 GMT

    Our focus should be how to achieve the number one position in all the three formats,which we lost due to heavy losses abroad. I'LL is more of an entertainment than serious cricket like test cricket. BCCI must do some serious thinking and bring our rankings back to one.

  • POSTED BY chapathishot on | May 28, 2012, 9:34 GMT

    Domestic players should be auctioned but only players who have atleast played a number of FC or List A matches and not all and sundry.Another system can be fix a maximum price based on a ranking based on the first class performance and allot the Number one ranked to the weakest team ,otherwise again teams like Mumbai and Chennai will get all the good ones

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2012, 8:42 GMT

    cos Azhar Mahmood is an English now.. seems like u don't follow ipl that much.. :p

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2012, 8:15 GMT

    If Pakistan players were not allowed to play in IPL 5, can somebody tell me how Azhar Mehmood played for Kings X1 Punjab?

  • POSTED BY pai11 on | May 28, 2012, 7:59 GMT

    just a thought.. In this scenario, definitely a player like Rayudu will demand huge amount compared to say someone like Saha.. so where will the motive to play for the country be? so on analysis we realise that there are 2 issues: 1. player has to have the ambition to play for the country... 2. player must not seek black-money from franchises. so my suggestion is allot the uncapped players by draw of lots to each team for a fixed amount.. this will solve both the purposes as the franchises wont pay extra money & the player himself will yearn to play for the country as this will make him eligible to enter the proper auctions where he can expect good money...

  • POSTED BY vrn59 on | May 28, 2012, 7:50 GMT

    Good move for the likes of Ambati Rayudu and Mandeep Singh

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2012, 7:41 GMT

    it would be nice if BCCI / IPL governing body can bring pakistan players to be a part of IPL-6 too :)

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2012, 6:53 GMT

    We waNT PaKisTaN PlAyErS iN IpL6...

  • POSTED BY Sobat on | May 28, 2012, 6:47 GMT

    This is a really good move .... all play for the same team and players been treated in two different ways ..... and the uncap players have done nothing less then the overseas players or a caped players .........

  • POSTED BY Bruisers on | May 28, 2012, 6:40 GMT

    Does this mean that the current lot of domestic players playing for different teams will be auctioned or the unsigned ones?

  • POSTED BY cricket4every on | May 28, 2012, 6:17 GMT

    very gd move by.BCCI nd IPL govening counsil....this make the system transparent nd avoid the mediators nd agents.....players will get their entitlement. govt will get their dues in form of taxes..franchisees will be happy that what ever amount is paid to player will be deductible from their income.....win win situation for every1. Appericiable!!!!!

  • POSTED BY dariuscorny on | May 28, 2012, 6:15 GMT

    very dissapointed to see BCCI paying full attention to ipl but not Indian cricket as the team is falling miserably abroad.instead of taking measures for preparing our youngsters better eqiped to play in seaming conditions,instead of improving our budding cricketer's technique board is paying full attention towards improving ipl.this is good move but Indian cricket needs huge attention from the board

  • POSTED BY AjitDJ on | May 28, 2012, 5:56 GMT

    He is right -- if there's an auction for uncapped players, everybody will go for known faces like Ambati Rayudu only. Then what about the other unknown domestic players? They will feel left out and worthless.

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2012, 5:19 GMT

    GR8 DECISION BY BCCI...4 THE FUTURE OF INDIAN CRICKET AS WELL AS TO AVOID THE ALLEDGED BLACK TRADING..

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2012, 5:11 GMT

    does it means, a fresh auction in IPL-VI, just after 2 yrs , its rediculus. it will mean more TRPs falling :'(

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  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2012, 5:11 GMT

    does it means, a fresh auction in IPL-VI, just after 2 yrs , its rediculus. it will mean more TRPs falling :'(

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2012, 5:19 GMT

    GR8 DECISION BY BCCI...4 THE FUTURE OF INDIAN CRICKET AS WELL AS TO AVOID THE ALLEDGED BLACK TRADING..

  • POSTED BY AjitDJ on | May 28, 2012, 5:56 GMT

    He is right -- if there's an auction for uncapped players, everybody will go for known faces like Ambati Rayudu only. Then what about the other unknown domestic players? They will feel left out and worthless.

  • POSTED BY dariuscorny on | May 28, 2012, 6:15 GMT

    very dissapointed to see BCCI paying full attention to ipl but not Indian cricket as the team is falling miserably abroad.instead of taking measures for preparing our youngsters better eqiped to play in seaming conditions,instead of improving our budding cricketer's technique board is paying full attention towards improving ipl.this is good move but Indian cricket needs huge attention from the board

  • POSTED BY cricket4every on | May 28, 2012, 6:17 GMT

    very gd move by.BCCI nd IPL govening counsil....this make the system transparent nd avoid the mediators nd agents.....players will get their entitlement. govt will get their dues in form of taxes..franchisees will be happy that what ever amount is paid to player will be deductible from their income.....win win situation for every1. Appericiable!!!!!

  • POSTED BY Bruisers on | May 28, 2012, 6:40 GMT

    Does this mean that the current lot of domestic players playing for different teams will be auctioned or the unsigned ones?

  • POSTED BY Sobat on | May 28, 2012, 6:47 GMT

    This is a really good move .... all play for the same team and players been treated in two different ways ..... and the uncap players have done nothing less then the overseas players or a caped players .........

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2012, 6:53 GMT

    We waNT PaKisTaN PlAyErS iN IpL6...

  • POSTED BY on | May 28, 2012, 7:41 GMT

    it would be nice if BCCI / IPL governing body can bring pakistan players to be a part of IPL-6 too :)

  • POSTED BY vrn59 on | May 28, 2012, 7:50 GMT

    Good move for the likes of Ambati Rayudu and Mandeep Singh