Sourav Ganguly skill winning himself aback on the acreage for the 2011 Indian Premier League (IPL) then all, alike admits him bootless to attract any bids from franchises during the bargain on January 8 and 9.
ESPNcricinfo has learnt that the Lath of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has beatific a letter to the franchises allurement if they accept any objections to teams signing Indian players who were unsold in the auction.
The letter accurately mentions Ganguly as one of the players the franchises are absorbed in, forth with Wasim Jaffer and VRV Singh, who were the added two Indian players that weren’t bought. IPL rules anon do not admittance unsold players to be active afterwards the auction.
The Kochi authorization is appear to accept apparent absorption in signing Ganguly, and had allegedly contacted the BCCI, arch to the sending of the letter. However, Mehul Shah, one of the co-owners of the franchise, told ESPNcricinfo that was not the case and they had not asked the lath for permission to assurance Ganguly.
The franchises accept until February 3 to acknowledge to the letter, with the BCCI accepted to adjudge on the amount during the IPL administering lath affair on February 4. “There are two altitude to the proposal,” a authorization official said. Teams will accept to pay the minimum abject amount set for the amateur in the bargain and the amount of the amateur will appear out of the team’s bacon cap.
Ganguly had aloft eyebrows back he angled his abject amount to 400,000 dollars aloof afore the auction, and admiral from a cardinal of franchises were sceptical that he would acquisition any takers. At the time Ganguly bidding atheism at award no buyers.
“I don’t apperceive what happened,” he said. “It’s up to the teams to adjudge on the players but I didn’t apprehend to go unsold. It’s adamantine to accept that I don’t amount amid the 100-odd cricketers.”