Decisive Days For Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly

Sources from the BCCI say that the franchises have time till February 3 to respond to the letter that BCCI had sent them. The letter quizzes if there are any issues in signing the players who went unpurchased during the auction which included Sourav Ganguly, Wasim Jaffer and VRV Singh. The present rules of the IPL doesn’t encourage signing a player after the being unsold in the auction.

There also two conditions to the proposal that the franchises will have to meet out:

  1. Teams will have to pay the minimum base price set for the player in the auction.
  2. The cost of the player will come out of the team’s salary cap.

Though Ganguly a few days before rubbished the speculations which said Team Kochi was interested in him, recently Kochi seems to have responded to the letter sent by the BCCI. Mehul Shah, one of the co-owners of the franchise, told ESPNcricinfo that was not the case and they had not asked the board for permission to sign Ganguly.

It was indeed surprising when Ganguly raised his base price to $400,000 and it left people wondering if there would be any takers for him. It was even more surprising when he was left unpicked by the franchises when his name went under the hammer. There were surprises either way! Ganguly himself was surprised that he couldn’t figure among 100-odd cricketers who were picked in the auction.

Kolkata, as it has always done, has said it would be happy to have him on board with some capacity. Ganguly could lead the Kochi side in case the speculations turn out to be true for the Team is devoid of leaders in it.

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